One of the most critically acclaimed films in the Neon-acquired Cannes competition, Justine Triet's “Atomy of a Fall” examines the collapse of a marriage and a mother-son relationship in a documentary-style court drama. The Room piece is directed by Sandra Hüller in her nuanced performance as a successful German novelist on trial for the of her husband , who mysteriously in a remote corner of the snowy French Alps. Their blind 11-year-old son is called to the witness stand and Sandra's behavior as a wife and mother is examined. Supporting roles are played by Swann Arlaud and Antoine Reinartz. "Anatomy of a Fall" marks a departure for Triet in terms of genre and style, but he co-wrote it with Arthur Harari, who co-wrote his three previous films "La bataille de Solferino", "Victoria" and "Victoria". "Sibyl" - it was all lighter food. Les Films Pelléas and Les Films de Pierre undertake the production of the film, which is represented by Mk2 films. Triet told Variety about the birth of "Anatomy of Anatomy", his collaboration with Hüller, why he was inspired by Otto Preminger's "A Murder of Anatomy" and Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Truth," how he tackled the courtroom genre. She added a feminist flair to the film. What made you want to do a court drama? After finishing Sibyl, I felt like I had just finished a trilogy that revolved around a portrait of a woman and was ready to go in a different direction. I quickly decided that I wanted to do a court drama that would not be a comedy. I had the idea to focus on a pair through a trial prism. I also realized that I filmed a lot of kids without giving them a suitable role. In “Anatomy of a Fall” I wanted to capture a pivotal moment in the life of a child at an age where he was becoming more autonomous and to see his absolute trust in his mother gradually turn into a state of doubt. US methods are very popular in France. How did you make your movie look different? Throughout the writing and editing process, I kept saying that we should avoid making a film that looked like an American way. As it is a court drama that flirts with the genre, my main preoccupation was to make the film look as French as possible. It was funny because I asked my editor to do the opposite of what I usually want. I asked him to slow down the pace and shift to the documentary. Formally speaking, I had to be more clear about my intentions than ever before. We filmed everything in a certain way and did not use any feedback. Instead, we've highlighted a few key audio tracks. I think sound can be much more emotionally powerful than s. Is the movie inspired by a true story? At first, my co-author and I tried to adapt a true story, but what we found was very predictable. There weren't many cases where we couldn't predict the end and where I could find a complex relationship to explore. I've also always been fascinated by cases involving foreigners prosecuted outside their home country, so I wanted to have that element in the movie while also addressing themes that I'm passionate about and have covered before. like the dynamics of a relationship. You worked with Sandra Hüller on “Sibyl”. What made you think of him for this episode? After "Sbyl" I really wanted to work with Sandra again. It inspired me a lot while writing the script. I was afraid he would turn it down because I could imagine another actor in that role. It was interesting that his character spoke in a non-native language, and being a novelist makes him even more mysterious. Sandra was incredible because she immediately loved the script and gave the role a dimension that wasn't there at first. When I started this project, I didn't think, 'I'm going to make a movie about the strong woman'. It came naturally because equality is not an issue in my relationship with my partner. But when Sandra took on this role, it gave her something very unique, strong yet soft, and she played it guilt-free. She did it herself. After all, "The Fall of Anatomy" is as much a courtroom drama as it is a feminist film. Where did you get your inspiration? I can even describe Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" - "Anatomy of a Fall" as a tribute to Preminger's movie. It was one of the first criminal cases to be adapted for film, and while it may seem classic and slow by today's standards, it was very modern at the time. I've watched it many times and it's a movie that has strangely bothered me for the past 10 years. Then there's "The Truth," which shows how Clouzot was criticized for her misogyny of the time, her hatred for Brigitte Bardot's body, her sexual freedom. I watched it again recently and thought it was a feminist film, despite the fact that Clouzot was notorious for and tortured Bardot during filming. I thought there was a connection to the character Sandra, whose lifestyle was criticized and judged for her bisexuality. In “Anatomy of a Fall”, we do not judge a woman's crime, but her freedom. These movies aside, I watch tons of content, lots of crime stories, so I get inspired by lots of different things. What do you think about going back to racing in Cannes? I was spoiled for racing twice in Cannes! It is a festival celebrating international cinema and theatre. I love going to the cinema and watching movies together more than before, because it is no longer commonplace. Cannes is also a place where our films can be judged harshly, where we can experience strong emotions in a very short time. I was pregnant for the last time with Siby'l and was afraid of giving birth at the wrong time! You are one of seven women in the competition! We are still outnumbered by men! I have a 12-year-old daughter and I believe that things will definitely improve when I see how young people perceive their relationships, families and gender dynamics. But quotas are necessary for real progress. Quotas may offend some people and I would wonder if this is a good idea but without quotas women will not be fairly represented.