For fans of giallo horror, early Brian De Palma + Cruising, this horny, hyper-stylized, high-camp thriller will hypnotize you while putting the gay back in “Le Gai Paris.” Pop star Vanessa Paradis plays Anne, a producer of sordid queer pornos in 1979 France, whose studly stars are being savagely killed by a slasher with a sex-toy switchblade. Coping with the heartbreak of her former lover + editor Lois, Anne begins investigating the murders while ambitiously making a meta-movie called Homo-cidal. Exploring desire + repression, this outrageous Cannes fave features a deliciously retro synth-pop score by M83.
Short Before the Feature: Little Donnie (The Ten Inch Terror) // Chel White :: An animated Donald Trump doll goes on a rampage in this timely parody of a 1970’s horror film.
Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice. Between 2006 and 2012, he directed six short films before turning to full-length features with Les Rencontres d’après minuit, which was presented during the Critics’
Week at the Cannes Festival and was released in theatres in November 2013. His second full-length feature, Un Couteau dans le cœur was an official selection at Cannes 2018.