Anatomy of a Fall (MA 15+)

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Nominated for FIVE Academy Awards awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Director (Justine Triet), Best Screenplay (Justine Triet and Arthur Harari) and Best Actress (Sandra Hüller).

Justine Triet's gripping and provocative Palme d’Or winning (Best Film award at Cannes Film Festival) thriller puts the intimate complexities of a couple’s failing marriage on trial.

For the past year, Sandra, a German writer, her French husband Samuel, and their eleven-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 committed suicide or was killed. Samuel’s death is treated as suspicious, and Sandra becomes the main suspect. Little by little the trial becomes not just an investigation of the circumstances of Samuel’s death, but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’s conflicted relationship.

Part crime thriller, part family drama, this award-winning film is about truth and ambition and features exceptional central performances.

Cast: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz, Samuel Theis

Director: Justine Triet

★★★★★ "A death can be pinned down, as here, by details of blood spatter and snow melt. The forensics of life are harder to know." FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★★ "a singularly ambitious film that is one of the strongest courtroom dramas in recent memory, and so much more besides that." FLICKERING MYTH

★★★★★ "Grips you every second of the way and leaves you endlessly mulling over the events." ARTS DESK

★★★★ "A tantalising screenplay keeps the audience guessing in Justine Triet’s gripping French drama in which superb lead actor Sandra Hüller plays a woman suspected of her husband’s murder" OBSERVER UK

★★★★ "Hüller’s impenetrable poise is such that Anatomy of a Fall bleeds into an anatomy of her cool." EVENING STANDARD

★★★★ "It’s hard not to be drawn in. That’s the trick of Anatomy of a Fall. Sandra is a fascinating, one-woman puzzle box, thanks largely to the strength of Hüller’s performance." INDEPENDENT UK

★★★★ "enigmatic and very human" EMPIRE MAGAZINE

★★★★ "At Anatomy of a Fall’s heart though is another truly compelling performance from Huller." STUFF.CO.NZ

★★★★ "There’s a bracing and chilly high-mindedness about Justine Triet’s psychothriller, about a suspicious death whose only reliable witness happens to be blind" GUARDIAN

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  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $14 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $13
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $15 or $55 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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