Anatomie d’une chute
Anatomy of a Fall France 2023 | Justine Triet | vostEN | 150’ | digital | Cast : Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz
> Palme d’or, Cannes 2023
Celebrated German novelist Sandra, her French husband Samuel, an aspiring writer, and their eleven-year-old son live in a remote home in the Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow, the police wonder whether it was an accident or murder – with Sandra as the main suspect. An investigation into the circumstances of Samuel’s death unearths the depths of the couple’s conflicted relationship.
« Triet’s breathtakingly intelligent and subtly perverse masterpiece takes the long way through the cold and the snow to address, in nuanced but never ambiguous terms, the ineffable and irreducible mystery at the heart of deep relationships – between two partners, between parents and their children, between words and the world. » (The Playlist)
« This film spends two-and-a-half hours demolishing the very idea of empirical, observable truth. From its witty opening image, Triet’s movie is a monument to the ambiguous and unknown, a labyrinth of half-glimpsed causes and vague, sinister effects. Amid all the questions, one undeniable conclusion can be drawn: Sandra Hüller is an extraordinary screen actor. » (Los Angeles Times)
« Palme d’or assez incontestable, Anatomie d’une chute est un film de procès plus psychanalytique que judiciaire, qui creuse profondément et sans anesthésie dans les racines d’un couple. Un imposant bloc de complexité humaine et de pur cinéma. » (Les Fiches du cinéma)