This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re revisiting a conversation from the 27th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema with Hold Me Tight (opens tomorrow!) director Mathieu Amalric and actor Vicky Krieps, moderated by NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim.
Tonight at 7pm, join Mathieu Amalric and Vicky Krieps in person for a sneak preview, followed by a Q&A. Get tickets. The duo will also participate in a Film Comment Live free talk on Friday, September 9, at 6:30pm. Learn more here.
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 an actor but less well-known here for his equally impressive work behind the camera, Mathieu Amalric’s sixth feature directorial outing—his most ambitious to date—is a virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of one woman’s fractured psyche. Alternating between Clarisse’s adventures on the road and 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 richly rewarding, moving, and unpredictable portrait of grief.
Watch/listen to the discussion on the film below and don’t forget to subscribe here for more filmmaker conversations.