“My job is to write a fiction so compelling that it destroys reality.”
The dangers of pouring one’s innermost thoughts and feelings into their art and thus forever exposing them to the world so they can interpret them as they see fit.
Anatomy of a Fall is a compelling courtroom drama about a novelist’s presumed involvement in her husband’s death, and in which the question of her guilt goes beyond whether she pushed him off the window or not.
Did she murder him? Did she murder him even if she didn’t? Perhaps there are more ways in which you can kill a person, and the level of blame that befalls you cannot be decided by a jury.
Justine Triet masterfully directs the crumbling of the main couple’s marriage, intermixing glimpses into their fractured lives with scenes from the trial in a way that will leave you wondering what actually happened until well after the movie is over.