Hold Me Tight (2022)
Director: Mathieu Amalric Run Time: 97 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Anne-Sophie Bowen-Chatet, Arieh Worthalter, Juliette Benveniste, Sacha Ardilly, Vicky Krieps
Language: French, German
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island) gives another riveting performance as Clarisse, a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren’t immediately clear.
Widely renowned as one of France’s great contemporary actors but less well-known in North America for his equally impressive work behind the camera, Mathieu Amalric’s sixth feature as director is his most ambitious to date. This virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of a woman in crisis alternates between Clarisse’s adventures on the road and scenes of her abandoned husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) as he struggles to take care of their children at home. Amalric’s film keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they’re seeing until the final moments of this moving, unpredictable, and richly rewarding family drama.
About the filmmaker:
Mathieu Amalric is a French actor, writer and director. He is best known internationally for his roles in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008) in which he played the lead villain, Steven Spielberg’s Munich (2005), Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and The French Dispatch (2021), and for his lead performance in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), for which he drew critical acclaim. He has also won several César Awards and the Lumières Award.
Based on the play “Je Reviens De Loin” by Claudine Galéa, Amalric’s Hold Me Tight (2022) had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.See our upcoming films