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After taking the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and releasing in theaters in October, Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” is now available to rent or buy online on Prime Video and Apple TV.
A courtroom drama exploring the collapse of a marriage, the film stars Sandra Huller (“The Zone of Interest”) as a novelist who is put on trial following the mysterious death of her husband, and sees her son being called to the witness stand. It missed out on being chosen as France’s Oscar entry, but the movie has been a critical and commercial hit — including in the U.S., where it’s become the highest-grossing specialized foreign-language release post-pandemic. Neon has also successfully positioned the film as a potent contender in some main categories, including actress for Huller and screenplay.
Triet, who previously worked with Huller on 2019’s “Sibyl,” told Variety that she was ready to take a different direction with “Anatomy of a Fall.” ” I quickly decided that I wanted to make courtroom drama that wouldn’t be a comedy,” she told Variety after its world premiere.” I had the idea of focusing on a couple through the prism of a trial. I also realized that I had filmed many children without ever giving them a proper role. In ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ I wanted to capture an important moment in the life of a child at an age where he becomes more autonomous, and see the absolute trust he has in his mother transform slowly into a state of doubt.”
Rent or buy “Anatomy of a Fall” on Prime Video below: