Anatomy of a Fall
December 11, 2023 7:15 PM
For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he was murdered or committed suicide. Samuel's suspicious death is presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect. What follows is not just an investigation into the circumstances of Samuel's death but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel's conflicted relationship.
Anatomy of a Fall is a 2023 French courtroom drama thriller film directed by Justine Triet from a screenplay she co-wrote. It stars Sandra Hüller as a writer trying to prove her innocence in her husband's death.
Anatomy of a Fall had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May 2023, where it won the Palme d'Or and the Palm Dog Awards.The film received international acclaim from critics, who praised Triet and Hüller, and is expected to garner some Oscar nominations, especially one for best adapted screenplay.Anatomy of a Fall works brilliantly as a Hitchcockian thriller for today, but it has depths and resonances beyond the genre.
We all construct our stories; they’re always partial; we never fully know each other. (David Sexton/New Statesman)
Prepare to be wowed by one of the best movies of the year, starring a sensational Sandra Hüller (heads up, Oscar) in Justine Triet’s forensic anatomy of a marriage told through the compulsively watchable story of a wife on trial for killing her husband. (Peter Travers/ABC News)
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English and French with English subtitles
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Winner of Palme D'Or at Cannes 2023