Anatomy of a Fall: Key Things to Note About the Best European Film in 2023

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Sandra Hüller and Samuel Theis from Anatomy of a Fall Credit: IMDb

The battle for the top spot in the 2023 European Film Awards was a fierce and tough one. The Best European Film category had the strongest contenders with each of the nominees eligible for bragging rights.

Finland and Germany’s Aki Kaurism’s romantic comedy “Fallen Leaves”, the emotionally charged film by Agnieszka Holland from France and Belgium “Green Border” and “Anatomy of a Fall” by Justine Triet from France were on the list of nominees for the European Best Film category.

Appearing on the list was also “Zone of Interest” by Jonathan Glazer from the United Kingdom, Poland, and the USA. This harrowing holocaust drama takes us into the lives of an Auschwitz camp commandant and his wife. And finally, the last on that list was the outstanding film that tackled the refugee crisis on European borders, “Me Captain” directed by Matteo Garrone from Italy and Belgium.

Despite all the spellbinding and nerve-racking qualities of the five nominated movies, Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” secured the most coveted award on the night of the European Film Awards over the weekend, Saturday, December 9 in Berlin, Germany.

“Anatomy of a Fall” further clinched three more awards of the night by winning Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actress which was received by Sandra Hüller who put up a terrific performance in the courtroom-themed movie.

It is also worth noting that the reigning European Best Film won the Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival this year. It proceeded to win the Best Screenplay and Best International Film at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, “Anatomy of a Fall” earned the Best Foreign Language Film award.

And just like that, the French film, “Anatomy of a Fall” swept the title from the creators of “Triangle of Sadness” at the 36th European Film Awards.

The European Film Awards are celebrated each year to honour the great strides and achievements of the film industry players. The ceremony observed over the weekend was the 22nd time it was being hosted in Germany.

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