Justine Triet: Anatomy of a Filmmaker

Tuesdays, April 2–30, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members!

It’s finally French filmmaker Justine Triet’s moment to shine with her latest release, Anatomy of a Fall (2023), which earned her international acclaim and awards. But previous to Anatomy, Triet helmed several well-received documentaries and features, including On the Spot (2007) and Solférino (2009), before bursting onto the narrative scene with the comedic drama Age of Panic (2013), which set the tone for the strong female leads, complicated character studies, and the intersection of feminism and genre that would continue to thread through her work. She focused her keen eye on human behavior through the lens of romantic comedy with her next film, In Bed with Victoria (2016), followed by Sibyl (2019), her unique psychological take on a thriller, which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and finally, the 2023 release of the masterful courtroom mystery, Anatomy of a Fall.


Upcoming Screenings


CinéSalon

Sibyl

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Justine Triet, 2019, France, 101min, DCP, Color
Starring Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller, Laure Calamy, Niels Schneider
In French with English subtitles

Sibyl (Virginie Efira) is a psychotherapist who quits her practice to pursue her passion for writing. Deciding to entertain one last client—Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young actress having an affair with her costar Igor (Gaspard Ulliel)—Sibyl becomes enmeshed in Margot’s life, using her drama as material for her novel.

CinéSalon

Shorts Program: Shadows in the House & On the Spot

Des ombres dans la maison & Sur place

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Justine Triet

Shadows in the House (36 min) | Fifteen-year-old Gustavo spends his days in a social center outside São Paulo that the Evangelical church runs. His mother Giselle, an alcoholic, is summoned to the center, where the church’s pastor and social worker pressures her to join the congregation.

On the Spot (26 min) | This short documentary transports viewers into the eye of the 2006 anti-CPE youth protests in Paris. Director Justine Triet’s ballet between an arms-length and up-close approach lends a nuanced perspective regarding those descending upon and covering the demonstration.

CinéSalon

Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomie d’une chute

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
7:30pm

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, and Sandra becomes the main suspect.


Past Screenings


CinéSalon

Shorts Program: Two Ships & Solférino

Vilaine fille mauvais garçon & Solférino

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Happy Hour: 5:30-7:30pm

Dir. Justine Triet

Two Ships (31 min) | Thomas (Thomas Lévy-Lasne) is a penniless, unattached young Parisian artist who meets free-spirited Laetitia (Laetitia Dosch) at a party. They spend a memorable night of hilarity and minor catastrophe together, sharing both the light-heartedness and high drama of the freshly infatuated.

Solférino (56 min) | This documentary dissects the divisive 2007 French presidential election between Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal by questioning who was pulling the strings of the event’s surrounding unrest. Director Justine Triet focuses on the players and motivations, shining a light on how the media machine operates within—and builds upon—the constructs of chaos.

CinéSalon

Age of Panic

La Bataille de Solférino

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Justine Triet, 2013, France, 94min, DCP, Color
Starring Laetitia Dosch, Vincent Macaigne, Arthur Harari, Virgil Vernier
In French with English subtitles

Shot in real-time on the day François Hollande captured the presidency, this documentary-style film features actual election day crowds, contrasting politics with personal family drama. Justine Triet’s feature directorial debut won the Audience Award at the 2013 Paris Cinema International Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Feature Film at the 2014 César Awards.

CinéSalon

In Bed with Victoria

Victoria

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Justine Triet, 2016, France, 97min, DCP, Color
Starring Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux, Laure Calamy, Alice Daquet
In French with English subtitles

Victoria Spick (Virginie Efira), a lawyer on the verge of an emotional breakdown, reunites at a wedding with an old friend Vincent (Melvil Poupaud) and Sam, a previous drug-dealing client (Vincent Lacoste). When Vincent is accused of attempted murder, Victoria reluctantly agrees to defend him, setting off a series of catastrophes.