Yann Gonzalez

Director & screenwriter


“I’ve always been moved by the truth that comes from films that rely on arti­fice. Cin­e­ma is arti­fi­cial from the out­set, one must own that, not try to pho­to­copy reality.”

Born in 1977 in Nice, Yann Gon­za­lez began a career in jour­nal­ism before turn­ing to film. He direct­ed six short films between 2006 and 2012: By the Kiss, Inter­mis­sion and I Hate You Lit­tle Girls, all three select­ed at Direc­tors’ Fort­night; fol­lowed by The Black Stars, We Will Nev­er Be Alone Again and Land of My Dreams. His first fea­ture film You and the Night was pre­sent­ed at the 2013 Crit­ics’ Week. In 2017, he won the Queer Palm for his short film Les Îles. His sec­ond fea­ture film, Knife+Heart, star­ring Vanes­sa Par­adis, and once again Nico­las Mau­ry and Kate Moran, played in com­pe­ti­tion at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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