Justine Triet, a director from Normandy, made a strong impression at the last Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills. Her work, Anatomy of a Fall, brilliantly won the award for best foreign language film and best screenplay.
This legal thriller, which explores the trial of a writer accused of murder, has sparked keen interest internationally. During her speech, Justine Triet expressed her surprise at the triumphant reception of the film, co-written with her husband Arthur Harari. They did not expect such success, especially since the film had already won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2023 and received the award for best international film at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
Despite this international enthusiasm, the film was not selected to represent France at the Oscars, where The Passion of Dodin Bouffant by Tran Anh Hung was preferred. However, Justine Triet does not seem affected by this decision, expressing her pride for the global impact of her film.
Barack Obama himself included it in his top 10 favorite films of the year, a recognition that consolidates its success despite the regrets it has caused in France.