Mathieu Amalric (Hold Me Tight) Presents...

Mathieu Amalric (Hold Me Tight) Presents...

When we asked Mathieu Amalric, director of Hold Me Tight, to provide a list of his favorite films on our service, he turned it around.

As he told us:
Ahhh Filmatique.
Extraordinary platform, bravo!
So many things I didn’t know about or always wanted to see and never did, that it gave me an idea.
What about turning things around:
Not making a list of the films I know already, love, recognize: but a list of the films your platform makes me deeply wish to discover??
So:

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Mathieu Amalric (Hold Me Tight) Presents...
  • A Conversation with Mathieu Amalric

    The legendary actor and director — most recently behind HOLD ME TIGHT — discusses his life in film: cinephilia, blindspots, and the gap (or unity) between creating and loving art.

  • Taxi

    Jafar Panahi • 2015 • Iran

    Banned from filmmaking, Panahi has adopted a new hobby—driving a taxi.

    He navigates the streets of the Iranian capital picking up passengers: two women with a goldfish, a bootleg DVD dealer, his young niece.

    In Taxi, from the vantage point of the cab's dashboard a po...

  • 52 Tuesdays

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    Sophie Hyde • 2013 • Australia • A teenager's mother undergoes a gender transition.

    When her mother reveals her female to male gender transition, 16 year-old Billie is catapulted into radically new circumstances, moving in with her father and confined to visiting her mother on Tue...

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time

    Bill Morrison • 2016 • USA

    The intersection of cinema with the peak of the Canadian Gold Rush.

    Bill Morrison's documentary transports us to a landscape where early cinema intersected with the peak of the Canadian Gold Rush.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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    Ana Lily Amirpour • 2014 • USA • A surreal, stylish vampire western set in Bad City, an Iranian wasteland.

    Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, wh...

  • Archipelago

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    Joanna Hogg • United Kingdom • 2010 • A subtle critique of the manners of the British upper class.

    A family gathers on the remote island of Tresco, off the southwestern coast of England. Amid this rugged landscape the matriarch, Patricia, takes lessons from a local painter, while...