Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomie d’une chute

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Justine Triet, 2023, France, 152min, DCP, Color
Starring Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner
In English, French, German with English subtitles

Writers Sandra (Sandra Hüller), Samuel (Samuel Theis), and their visually impaired son Daniel (Milo Machado-Graner) live a secluded life 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. As foul play is considered, 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 complex marriage. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival—and the recipient of two Golden Globes, one BAFTA, and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay—director Justine Triet’s critically acclaimed, tension-filled opus is a bracing, Hitchcockian showstopper.

Winner, Palme d’Or, 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Best Original Screenplay, 2024 Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing, 2024 Academy Awards

“An impressive gathering of themes dear to Justine Triet, who elevates her storytelling and direction even further with this coldly intelligent courtroom film, carried by the intimidating charisma of Sandra Hüller.” –Ecran Large

“An example of how a movie can succeed in multiple genres at once…” –Slate

“Triet seeds the film with questions about society’s profound discomfort around a woman who takes what she wants from life.” –The Guardian

“‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Is the Year’s Most Gripping Murder Mystery” –Rolling Stones