Horny monsters, erotic dancers, lonely youths, mourning lovers, and people who just wanna party. Yann Gonzalez's cinema is full of unique islands with exciting characters, gorgeous cinematography, and hypnotic sonic arenas. Before Knife+Heart, these short films would go on to win Yann a devoted cult following and awards at festivals like the Queer Palm winning Islands. Working closely with the director we've compiled seven of his short works here as a main program (many newly restored in HD) and an appendix of music videos and other works.
Also included is the English-language blu-ray premiere of Gonzalez's first feature film You and the Night featuring The Stud, The Teen, The Slut, and The Star as guests at a pansexual orgy thrown by the mysterious and sexy ménage-a-trois of Mathias, Ali, & Udo. You and the Night is an erotic and wild take on The Breakfast Club with each character baring their inner souls to the group to find acceptance and love. An original score by M83 sets the dreamy and transcendent tone for the eternal night. Also featuring a kinky cameo by the legendary Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue).
directed by: Yann Gonzalez
starring: Kate Moran, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Maury, Eric Cantona, Alain Fabien Delon, Fabienne Babe, Béatrice Dalle, Julie Brémond
2006,2021 / 231 min (combined) / Various Aspect Ratios / French, English, and Portuguese
'The Islands of Yann Gonzalez' Bonus Features:
• 4 Music Videos
• 4 Other Works
• Compilation Trailer
• Other Trailers
• 20-page booklet featuring an interview with Director Yann Gonzalez by poetess Élodie Petit and ‘Notes on the Program’ by Yann Gonzalez
'You and the Night’ Bonus Features:
• Interview with Director Yann Gonzalez
• Scene Commentaries
• Technical Featurette
• Original Trailer