6.5/10 (IMDB)

Hold Me Tight

1h 37m Drama
Hold Me Tight
Hold Me Tight


In HOLD ME TIGHT, 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 Camille’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.


Mathieu Amalric


Vicky Krieps, Arieh Worthalter, Anne-Sophie Bowen-Chatet


Not Rated






French, German

Main Trailer


  • "It is a true artistic accomplishment that writer/director Mathieu Amalric was able to take Galea’s text, originally meant for the stage, and spin it into a vivid piece with such a uniquely lush cinematic language."
    - Paste Magazine
  • "Watching large chunks of this film feels like being transported into a trance-like reverie, albeit a reverie that quite often has nightmarish contours."
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • "It’s a tragedy of sorts, one that at times is almost too dark to bear. But there are moments too when HOLD ME TIGHT achieves something quite remarkable, blurring the line between reality and imaginings to burrow into the heart of grief and loss in ways that are also life-affirming."
    - Screen Daily


  • Brussels Int'l Film Festival
  • Busan Int'l Film Festival
  • Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam
  • Vienna Int'l Film Festival
  • Hamburg Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Cannes Film Festival