Anatomy of a Fall

2023, France, 150 minutes, feature, drama, criminal

Director: Justine Triet
Script: Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
Cinematography: Simon Beaufils
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Samuel Theis, Swann Arlaud, Jehnny Beth
Producer: Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion

Sandra, Samuel and their vision-impaired son Daniel live in a remote mountainous area. Samuel is found dead outside his home, and suspicious circumstances emerge during the investigation of his death. During all this uncertainty, his wife Sandra is blamed. Was Samuel really a victim or did he commit suicide? A year later, their son Daniel attended his mother’s trial, which turned out to be a real dissection of the relationship between his parents.
A police psychological thriller that has grown into a forensic drama. Precise directing shows that even the best families seem to hide serious dramas and problems. Masterfully made film with great acting. An almost unanimous Palme d’Or award – by the jury, by critics, and by the audience.

Justine Triet

Justine Triet is a graduate from the Paris National School of Fine Arts. Since then, she has directed a couple of films dealing with the place of the individual within a group: Sur place (2007) was shot right in the middle of the 2006 student protest; “Solférino” (2009) was filmed during the 2007 French presidential election; in her next effort, “Two Ships” (2012), Justine Triet gave a startling account of life in a São Paulo shantytown and garnered many awards in the festival circuit. Her first feature, “Age of Panic” (2013) is a skillful mix of a documentary (five years after “Solférino” (2009), she records the second ballot of the French elections for President live in the streets of Paris) and fiction (the crisis experienced on that very day by a divorced couple). “Age of Panic” (2013) has been acclaimed by most critics as one of the best works of the latest new wave of French directors.


2023 – Anatomy of a Fall 
2019 – Sybil 
2016 – In Bed with Victoria
2013 – Age of Panic
2012 – Two Ships
2010 – Des ombres dans la maison

Festivals, Awards and Nominations

2024 – Oscars – Best Screenplay
2024 – BAFTA Film Awards – Best Screenplay
2024 – Golden Globe – Best Screenplay
2023 – British Independent Film Awards – Best International Independent Film
2023 – Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or
2023 – César Awards – Best Director
2023 – César Awards – Best Original Screenplay