Yann Gonzalez

Yann Gonzalez at IFFR

Yann GONZALEZ (1977, France) is an artist, filmmaker, writer, director and producer. He directed several short films before turning to full-length features with his award-winning debut You and the Night(2013). Islands (2017) won the Queer Palm – Short Film at Cannes film festival in 2017. The band M83, with Yann’s brother Anthony Gonzalez as front man, wrote the music for You and the Night and Knife + Heart (2018). The latter won four nominations and two awards, including the Prix Jean Vigo. Gonzalez’s work is a surreal blend of neon lights, nocturnal vibes and queer characters.


By the Kiss (2006, short), Entracte (2007, short), I Hate You Little Girls (2008, short), ), Écrire pour un chanteur (2009, TV, episode Les astres noirs), We Will Never Be Alone Again (2012, short), Land of My Dreams (2012, short), Les rencontres d’après minuit/You and the Night (2013), Les îles/Islands (2017, short), Un couteau dans le coeur/Knife + Heart (2018)

Yann Gonzalez at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR