Pieces of a Woman is a 2020 dramatic film directed by Kornel Mundruczo, written by Kata Weber. Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, lliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Fails, and Ellen Burstyn will feature in the film. The executive producer is Martin Scorsese. The film directly relates to Mundruczó and Wéber’s stage scene, “Pieces of a Woman”, performed by the artistic ensemble TR Warszawa (Poland). The stage premiered in December 2018. The film premiered worldwide on 4 September 2020 at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. For best actress, Kirby won the Volpi Cup.
Martha and Sean Carson are a couple of near-parents from Boston. Whose lives are permanently changed during a home delivery by an anxious midwife who is accused of criminal negligence? So begins a year-long odyssey for Martha, who has to direct herself in her grief. As she works through an unstable relationship with her husband. And her dominant mother along with the publicly defiled midwife with whom she must be tried.
• Vanessa Kirby as Martha Weiss
• Shia LaBeouf as Sean Carson
• Ellen Burstyn as Elizabeth Weiss
• Molly Parker as Eve Woodward
• Sarah Snook as Suzanne
• Iliza Shlesinger as Anita Weiss
• Benny Safdie as Chris
• Jimmie Fails as Max
• Domenic Di Rosa as Dr. Ron
In October 2019, it was announced that Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf had joined the cast of the film, and Kornel Mundruczo was directed by Kata Weber. Sam Levinson will be the executive producer of the film. Jimmie Fails, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, and Iliza Shlesinger enrolled the cast in December 2019. Sarah Snook and Benny Safdie joined the cast in January 2020. Howard Shore composed the music. Principal photography started around Montreal in December 2019.
The film celebrates its world premiere on 4 September 2020 at the 77th Venice International Film Festival is an official competition. Soon thereafter, Netflix acquired the rights to distribute the film worldwide. The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in late September 2020.
For rating aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an 80% approval rating based on 55 reviews. With a 7.30/10 average rating. The consensus of the site’s critics is, “Pieces of a woman” struggling with momentum after a stunning discovery. But Vanessa Kirby’s performance makes the end result is a touching portrait of sadness.” In Metacritic, it has a weighted average of 69 out of 100, based on 11 critics, citing” generally favorable ratings “.