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Film in Competition for the Palme d’Or: ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE

Synopsis:

This film is presented in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

Sandra, Samuel, and their 11-year-old visually impaired son, Daniel, have been living in seclusion in the mountains for a year. One day, Samuel is found dead at the foot of their house. A suspicious death investigation is launched, and Sandra soon finds herself charged despite lingering doubts: was it suicide or homicide? A year later, Daniel witnesses his mother's trial, a true dissection of their relationship.

In "Anatomy of a Fall," the audience is taken on a gripping journey through the intricacies of a mysterious death and the ensuing trial. As the layers of the couple's life are peeled back, secrets, betrayals, and hidden motives come to light. Sandra's fate hangs in the balance as Daniel grapples with his own perceptions and memories, struggling to uncover the truth.

Directed by Justine Triet, this captivating blend of crime, drama, and thriller genres delves into the depths of human emotions and the complexities of relationships. Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, and Milo Machado Graner deliver powerful performances that keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Justine Triet is a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. Her initial films delve into the individual's role within a group. "SUR PLACE" (2007), shot during student protests, and "SOLFÉRINO" (2008), created during the presidential elections, mark her early work. In 2009, she directed "DES OMBRES DANS LA MAISON" in a Saõ Paulo township. Her first fiction medium-length film, "VILAINE FILLE, MAUVAIS GARÇON," won numerous awards at festivals in France and abroad, including the EFA European Film Award at the Berlinale 2012, the Grand Prize at the Premiers Plans d’Angers Festival, and the Grand Prize at the Belfort Festival. It was also pre-selected for the 2013 César short film category. Her debut feature film, "LA BATAILLE DE SOLFÉRINO," was selected for ACID at Cannes in 2013 and nominated for the 2014 César Awards in the Best First Film category. "VICTORIA," her second feature film, opened the Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Led by Virginie Efira, the film received five César nominations, including Best Film and Best Actress. In 2019, Justine Triet directed her third feature film, "SYBIL," which...

Article written by Nizzar H.

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