NEON has released the first trailer for Justine Triet’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning thriller Anatomy of a Fall, starring Sandra Hüller.
Suspense, mystery and drama permeate Anatomy of a Fall, which tells the story of Sandra (Hüller), her husband Samuel (Samuel Theis), and their 11-year-old son Daniel (Milo Machado Graner) 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.
In our review of the film (which you can spot in the trailer below), Savina Petkova said “Sandra Hüller is impeccable” and “Justine Triet is not afraid to risk it and invite more darkness and even darker moral ambiguity.” NEON will release Anatomy of a Fall in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 13, going wider in the following weeks, and will stop at the Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.
Triet is only the third female director to win the Palme d’Or (and fifth woman overall) after Jane Campion for 1993’s The Piano and Julia Ducournau for 2021’s Titane. In 2014, Blue is the Warmest Color actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux were co-awarded the Palme along with their director Abdellatif Kechiche by Cannes Film Festival president Steven Spielberg, the first and only time that has happened.
Anatomy of a Fall is directed by Justine Triet, co-written by Triet and Arthur Harari and produced by Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion.
Here is the first trailer for Anatomy of a Fall.