Hold You Tight (film)

Hold You Tight (Chinese: 愈快樂愈墮落; pinyin: Yù kuàilè yù duòluò) is a 1998 Hong Kong romantic drama film directed by Stanley Kwan.[1] The film features full-frontal male nudity.[2]

Hold You Tight 愈快樂愈墮落
Directed byStanley Kwan
Produced byRaymond Chow
Written byJimmy Ngai
Elmond Yeung
StarringSunny Chan
Music byKeith Leung
Yat-Yiu Yu
CinematographyKwan Pung-Leung
Edited byMaurice Li
Kwan's Creative Workshop
Distributed byPony Canyon
Release date
  • February 14, 1998 (1998-02-14) (Hong Kong)
CountryHong Kong

It is Stanley Kwan's seventh feature film, and he says that his previous two documentaries A Personal Memoir of Hong Kong and Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema had strong influences on making this film: "Both of them evolved from my thoughts on family background and upbringing, my career as a filmmaker, my sexual orientation and my identity as a Chinese man living in a British colony. The film was written for Hong Kong actress Chingmy Yau who plays two roles, a young executive and a worldly boutique owner."[3]



In 1998, Hold You Tight won the FIPRESCI Prize — Special Mention and Silver Screen Award for Best Actor at the Singapore International Film Festival, the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Alfred Bauer Prize and Teddy Award at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] The following year, it won the Award of the Pestalozzi Children's Village Foundation at the Fribourg International Film Festival and the Film of Merit award at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards.[5]

See also


  1. "Hold You Tight". The New York Times.
  2. Kwan's patchy epic loses its grip. Paul Fonoroff. Publisher: South China Morning Post (in English). Published: 13 March 1998. Retrieved: 18 April 2014.
  3. "Wettbewerb/In Competition". Moving Pictures, Berlinale Extra. Berlin. 11–22 February 1998. p. 22.
  4. "Berlinale: 1998 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  5. "Awards for Yue kuai le, yue duo luo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
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