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“Anatomy Of A Fall” wins best original screenplay

Anatomy of a fall Director Justine Triet and co-writer Arthur Harari won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 96th Academy Awards on Sunday.

While the French Oscar Committee had chosen to submit Tran Hahn Hung's film The taste of things with Juliette Binoche Anatomy of a fall in the Best International Feature Film category, the French director made history by becoming the first French woman nominated in the Best Film category and also the only woman nominated in the Best Director category this year. The film earned a total of 5 nominations, including Best Actress for Sandra Hüller.

In Anatomy of a fall, Hüller plays a novelist and mother of a visually impaired 11-year-old boy, who finds herself accused of the murder of her husband, after the latter falls from a window of their house in the French Alps. The film was the big winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2023.

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The Oscar “will help me through my mid-life crisis, I think,” Triet joked during his acceptance speech. She continued: “It's a crazy year… It's very glamorous tonight, it's a slight contrast to how it all started. We were stuck in our house with two kids, it was lockdown, and we We hooked up with cartoons for peace, and there was no boundary between work and diapers.

Is there a future collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Justine Triet?

Speaking with French Canal+ Journalist Didier Allouch on the red carpet last night, Justine Triet revealed an incredible conversation between legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Arthur Harari: “Arthur was sitting next to him at the Oscar nominees luncheon, and they talked for an hour . He wanted to meet us and ordered a script from us, it was the most absurd thing.

Harari then joined Triet and added: “It was pure danger sitting next to him, or maybe some forces wanted us to meet, I don't know. There is no plan, but he seemed very interested in our script… He said: “I would like you to write a script of this complexity for me. » I said, “Really? » and he said: “Yes, and I will say the same thing to Justine. » Then I fell out of my chair. »

Whether such a project sees the light of day or not, and although Triet and Harari have had incredible careers in France, it seems that their multiple wins at the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes and now the Oscars mark only the beginning of an incredible international career. career.

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