About Anatomy of a Fall

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, his 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 his and Sandra's conflicted relationship. [152 min; drama, thriller; French, English, and German with English subtitles]

"Though some may come for the murder mystery, it’s Triet’s way of using that genre to get at deeper notions of love turning to hate, and tiny marital fissures that turn into chasms, that really makes this something close to an antiromantic masterpiece." — David Fear, Rolling Stone

"The acting keeps us invested throughout while Simon Beaufils’ shadowy cinematography expresses the chill of a relationship." — Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"It has both suspense and intellectual ambition; plot revelations don’t just send the story in new directions, they expand the film’s cultural scope." — Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

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