Anatomy of a fall
150 MIN

Sandra, Samuel and their visually impaired son Daniel have been living in a remote mountain location for the past year. When Samuel is found dead outside the house, an investigation for death in suspicious circumstances is launched. Amidst the uncertainty, Sandra is indicted: Was it suicide or homicide? A year later Daniel attends his mother’s trial, a veritable dissection of his parents’ relationship.

Palm d’Or, Cannes IFF, 2023; Audience Award – Best International Feature, Sydney FF, 2023

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion
Director: Justine Triet
Script: Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
Director of Photography: Simon Beaufils
Production Designer: Emmanuelle Dupray
Sound: Fanny Martin, Olivier Goinard
Edit: Laurent Sénéchal
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Samuel Theis, Jehnny Beth, Swann Arlaud
Production: Les Films Pelléas, Les Films de Pierre

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 shanty town and garnered many awards in the festival circuit. Her first feature, Age of Panic (2013) is a skilful mix of a documentary (five years after Solférino, 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.

Sur place (short, 2007), Solférino (doc, 2009), Des ombres dans la maison (doc., 2010), Two Ships (short, 2012), Age of Panic (2013), Victoria (2016), Sibyl (2019), Anatomy of a Fall (2023)