Sandra Huller is a marvelous, mercurial presence in this French drama from Justine Triet as a compromised best-selling author.
Anatomy of a Fall has a thorniness from the prickly candor and underlying sympathies of Huller’s Sandra whose husband perishes falling out of a chalet into the ice below in Grenoble. What develops is a full-blown sweeping account part procedural and domestic and psychological drama that has some of the classic trappings of both.
Triet acquits herself with profound subtle touches in the intricacies from the succession of pressures coming to bear on such an accomplished woman and her marriage. Maybe it’s her bracing ambitions that allow the conclusion to be quite the tussle that’s more enticing than off-putting which is often credit to the invaluable handling of the character by Huller. With admirable, effective backup by Samuel Theis and especially Milo Machado Graner as Sandra’s 11-year-old partially sighted. conflicted son.
This eerily important, adroitly made Fall has an anatomy filled with shadings that prove incisively when it comes to human nature yielding an unlikely, telling emotion in its story.