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Cannes: Neon acquires Justine Triet’s competition title ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ for North America

Neon has acquired the North American rights to Anatomy of a fall), which premiered in the Cannes Film Festival competition lineup on Sunday.

Anatomy of a fallwritten and directed by French director Justine Triet (Sybil) and co-written by Arthur Harari (Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle), marks Neon’s second acquisition at the festival after animation by Pablo Berger Robot dreams.

Neon films have won three consecutive Palme d’Ors at Cannes thanks to Parasite in 2019; Titanium in 2021; AND Triangle of sadness in 2022.

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Anatomy of a fall is a thriller that follows Sandra (Sandra Hüller), a German writer, her French husband Samuel and their 11-year-old son Daniel who live an isolated life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their cabin, the police wonder if he committed suicide or was killed. Samuel’s death is treated as a suspect, presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the prime suspect. Gradually the trial becomes not just an investigation into the circumstances of Samuel’s death, but a haunting psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’s conflicted relationship.

The deal was sealed by Neon Acquisitions Chairman Jeff Deutchman and was negotiated with Fionnuala Jamison, managing director and head of international sales at mk2 Films.

Triet said: “I’m really happy and I know I speak for the whole team at Anatomy of a fall that Neon will distribute our film in North America. Neon deeply understood the story and what we intended to achieve, and we are thrilled that they will bring the film to the widest possible audience.”