Winner of the Palme d’Or, Cannes 2023
For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their 11-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town 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. Samuel’s suspicious death is presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect.
What follows is not just an investigation into the circumstances of Samuel’s death but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’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.” —Elena Lazic, The Playlist “It is nearly impossible to rave about the works of ANATOMY OF A FALL without pinpointing Sandra Hüller’s incomparable performance… As addicting as any true-crime story, and as riveting as some of the best murder mysteries thanks to a team effort in front of and behind the camera.”—Patrice Witherspoon, Screenrant “This whole film has a wizardry to it which you’ll be thinking about for days.” —Tim Robey, The Telegraph “This is Triet’s fourth feature film, and her control of the material and commitment to allowing her zesty premise and exceptional cast carry the film without the need for any pyrotechnic stylistic quirks or genre trappings confirm her as a major talent at the peak of her powers. It is thrilling to imagine the films she will make in future, but also to luxuriate in the perfect composure of this film, which doesn’t contain a single false note.” —Catherine Bray, Little White Lies “Rounding out her own impressive hat trick, TONI ERDMANN and THE ZONE OF INTEREST, star Sandra Hüller dazzles in a role clearly written with the performer in mind.” —Ben Croll, IndieWire