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Un couteau dans le coeur by Yann González was presented at the 16th FICM

By: Azul Ramírez @azulartx

The French filmmaker, Yann Gonzalez, presented his most recent film Un Couteau dans le Coeur with Jacques Kermabon, editor-in-chief of Brief and current member of the jury of the Mexican Short Film Festival of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and Julio Chavezmontes, Mexican producer of the film.

The film narrates the life of Anne, who produces cheap gay pornography. After her publisher and lover, Loïs, leaves her, she tries to win her back by filming her most ambitious film to date, with her trusty and fiery companion Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne is trapped in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down.

About the movie, Jacques Kermabon, said it’s a truly beautiful film, “It’s a poem, a view that Yann created with passion”.

Un Couteau dans le Coeur won the Jean Vigo Award along with Shéhérezade of Jean-Bernard Marlin; it is the first time that two feature films have been awarded the prize.

For his part, Yann González thanked the Mexican actor Noé Hernández, who was among the audience: “He spent two months in Paris and it was a real challenge because he did not know the language. He turned out to be a true adventurer of the cinema. ”

Regarding the co-production between France, Switzerland, and Mexico, Gonzalez said he was very satisfied, “For me it was a very interesting collaboration because it was really a film without borders. The collaboration was an adventure, which is truly exciting”.

At the end of the film, in a Q&A session, the actor Noé Hernández said that it was an incredible experience to be part of “a different cinematography with a non-Mexican director. I found this language of cinema within cinema very interesting”, he mentioned.