Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomy of a Fall

October 27, 2023
Did she do it?

Details About the Film

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Anatomy of a Fall is a slippery and ambiguous narrative of a marriage undone by death. Celebrated author Sandra (Sandra Hüller), her husband Samuel (Samuel Theis), and their visually impaired son Daniel (Milo Machado Graner) have spent the past year living in a remote village in the French alps. One snowy day, Daniel discovers his father's body outside of their chalet, triggering a police investigation into his death. Samuel's death is presumed to be murder and Sandra is indicted. A year later, Daniel attends his mother's trial where he must decide (along with the court) if she killed his father. Director Justine Triet infuses the courtroom drama with an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel's complicated marriage.

Director(s): Justine Triet
Starring: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Samuel Theis
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 152 minutes
Country: France
Language(s): English, French with English subtitles
Content Warning(s): Domestic Abuse / Violence
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)

Film Reviews

"This movie won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year because it’s more than a mere mystery—it’s an examination of a marriage from all angles while embedding the idea that we can never fully comprehend anyone but ourselves."

–Brian Tallerico, Roger