Justine Triet’s film, ‘Anatomy of a Fall,’ which first came to the public’s attention after premiering at Cannes and securing the prestigious Palme d’Or, has created a stir among festival attendees. It tells the story of Sandra, who finds herself a prime suspect after her husband’s mysterious death, with the trailer offering a glimpse of the underlying tension between her and her husband, as well as her struggles in the absence of reliable witnesses.
This year saw the debut of Justine Triet’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where it garnered significant attention and was honored with the sought-after Palme d’Or award. NEON quickly acquired the film following its premiere, scheduling a limited theatrical release on October 13. NEON also unveiled a new trailer in anticipation of the film’s selective screening in New York and LA theaters.
Drawing loose inspiration from real events, ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ revolves around Sandra (played by Sandra Hüller) and her family, including her husband Samuel (Samuel Theis) and 11-year-old son Daniel (Milo Machado Graner). The family had relocated to a remote area in the French Alps a year earlier, seeking a more isolated way of life. Tragedy strikes when Samuel is found dead under dubious circumstances, with uncertainty surrounding whether it was suicide or murder. The police initially suspect murder, and Sandra finds herself at the center of suspicion. The film explores the unfolding investigation while also providing a closer examination of the strained relationship between Sandra and Samuel.
The newly released trailer commences with Sandra’s reassurance to Daniel that she’s “not a monster,” a phrase hinting at the broader perception of her as a possible killer. As the trailer progresses, it discloses that Daniel, who is blind, discovered Samuel’s body, leaving Sandra without concrete eyewitness support for her defense. Accompanied by an unsettling soundtrack, the trailer loops back to the “monster” statement, giving insights into the friction between Sandra and Samuel and suggesting that their relationship issues extend beyond mere marital discord.
The Creative Forces Behind Anatomy of a Fall
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Justine Triet, known for works like Sibyl, Victoria, and Age of Panic, both wrote and directed ‘Anatomy of a Fall.’ Arthur Harari, known for the film Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle, co-authored the screenplay with Triet. The pair had previously collaborated on Sibyl, with Harari also acting in Age of Panic. The film was produced by Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, with additional cast members such as Swann Arlaud (Bloody Milk), Antoine Reinartz (Irma Vep), Jehnny Beth (Astrakan), Saadia Bentaïeb (Toni), Camille Rutherford (Blue Is the Warmest Color), Anne Rotger (The Great Magic), and Sophie Fillières.
‘Anatomy of a Fall’ is set to start its limited theatrical release on October 13. The new trailer is available for viewing below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ‘Anatomy of a Fall’
What is ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ about?
‘Anatomy of a Fall’ centers around a woman named Sandra, whose husband dies under mysterious circumstances. The police suspect murder, and Sandra becomes the prime suspect. The film explores the investigation and the strained relationship between Sandra and her husband.
Who directed and wrote ‘Anatomy of a Fall’?
Justine Triet directed and co-wrote ‘Anatomy of a Fall.’ She collaborated with Arthur Harari on the screenplay.
When and where is ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ being released?
‘Anatomy of a Fall’ begins its limited theatrical run on October 13, with select screenings in New York and LA theaters.
Who are the key cast members in ‘Anatomy of a Fall’?
The main cast includes Sandra Hüller as Sandra, Samuel Theis as Samuel, Milo Machado Graner as Daniel, and additional cast members such as Swann Arlaud, Antoine Reinartz, Jehnny Beth, Saadia Bentaïeb, Camille Rutherford, Anne Rotger, and Sophie Fillières.
Was ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ inspired by real events?
Yes, the film was loosely inspired by real cases, adding to the intrigue and complexity of the story.
What awards has ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ won?
‘Anatomy of a Fall’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the prestigious Palme d’Or award.