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Who is Justine Triet, the filmmaker who makes France shine internationally ?

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On the night of January 7 to 8, 2024, the 81st Golden Globes ceremony was held. Organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, this event is an opportunity to reward the best films, series and works of fiction that have marked the past year.

Of course, the 2024 Golden Globes saluted Oppenheimer as well as the performance of Cillian Murphy, the highly anticipated Poor Creatures worn by Emma Stone, Lily Gladstone's performance in Killers of the Flower Moon or The Boy and the Heron by Hayao Miyazaki. As for the series, Succession, The Bear and Acharnés left only a few crumbs for their “rivals”.

But France also shone during this 81st Golden Globes ceremony. Indeed, the film Anatomy of a Fallwon two Golden Globes: for best screenplay for Justine Triet and Arthur Harari and for best foreign language film. The consecration warms the heart.

Last May, Anatomy of a Fall won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. When it was released in cinemas in France at the end of the summer, the film directed and co-written by Justine Triet attracted attention, struggling honorably against monsters like Barbie and Oppenheimer. In one week of operation, Anatomy of a Fall accumulated 346,000 entries while it exceeded one million 'entries into France after only one month.

After going out to several countries, Anatomy of a fallcontinued on its merry way and won over spectators around the world. The feature film has collected more than 2.5 million admissions internationally, and $21 million at the worldwide box office. While the CNC commission did not preselect Anatomy of a Fall to represent France at the Oscars in the “best foreign film” category, the feature film could still shine in other categories.

Now being a major figure in French cinema, allowing us to shine internationally, we invite you to look back at several essential works from Justine Triet's filmography. This is the perfect time.

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This is the film that will have left its mark on many moviegoers in 2023 and which won two Golden Globes this weekend. Note that this is the first time that a French film has won the Golden Globe for best screenplay. Good news: Anatomy of a Fall is available for purchase or rental on Prime Video and CANAL+ VOD. Even better ? The film is back in certain cinemas in France to celebrate, precisely, the films which marked 2023. It would be a shame to miss it…

What Anatomy of a Fall is about ? Sandra and Samuel live in the mountains, isolated from everyone, with their visually impaired 11-year-old son, Daniel. Everything changes when Samuel is found dead at the foot of their house. Suicide, homicide, accident… Nothing allows us to know precisely the causes of death and an investigation is open. Despite Sandra's indictment, which everything points to, doubt persists.

Thriller, legal film, drama… The feature film hardly fits into a box. Between a gripping plot, intelligent direction and remarkable actors, Anatomy of a Fall has not stolen its success and its awards.

Also read – Anatomy of a fall: 5 reasons to see the Palme d’Or 2023

Before Anatomy of a Fall, the feature film Sibyl by Justine Triet was presented in the official selection at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Carried by Virgine Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the film received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 from the press on the AlloCiné website.

So, in Sibyl, we follow Sibyl, a novelist converted into a psychoanalyst. When she decides to start writing again, she is captivated by the story of her final patient, Margot. The latter is an actress in the middle of filming, pregnant with the main actor who is in a relationship with the director of the film. Enough to create a beautiful mess. A mess that fascinates Sibyl, who secretly records her exchanges with Margot, hoping to learn something from them for her next novel. Sybil is available on Netflix as well as on CANAL+ VOD.

In 2016, Virgine Efira was already starring in Victoria. Alongside Vincent Lacoste, she plays a young criminal lawyer in turmoil. In the midst of sentimental nothingness, Victoria Spick finds herself at the wedding of her friend Vincent, during which she runs into Sam, an ex-dealer whom she defended. When Vincent is accused of attempted murder by his partner, she reluctantly agrees to defend him. Only witness to the scene ? The victim's dog. At the same time, Sam becomes her au pair. Enough to shake up your habits.

Between comedy and drama, Victoriawon over the press with a rating of 4 out of 5 on AlloCiné. Also, the industry praised the work of Justine Triet during the 2017 Césars. On this occasion, the film was nominated several times. It allowed Virginie Efira to obtain the Magritte for best actress. Until then, she had been limited to roles in romantic comedies, but her performance in Victoria allowed her to take a dramatic turn in her career. Victoria can be seen on Netflix and CANAL+.

In 2012, Justine Triet received critical and public recognition. Indeed, with the short film Naughty girl, bad boy, the filmmaker received the EFA prize for best European film at the 2012 Berlinale, the grand prize of the Premiers Plans d'Angers Festival, the short film grand prize and the audience prize of the Belfort Film Festival.

Naughty girl, bad boy plunges us into a supercharged night marked by the meeting of a crazy actress and a broke painter. Unable to be alone in this evening, they are faced with many twists and turns. To see on Mubi, but also on CANAL+.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116