Filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó will direct a 2020 drama film called ‘Pieces of a Woman’. It was written by screenwriter Kata Wéber.
Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Fails, and Ellen Burstyn star as Martha’s family and friends as they deal with her traumatic birth, the death of her baby, and a court case against midwife Eva (Parker). Whom Martha’s mother Elizabeth (Burstyn) blames for the baby’s death.
The film was produced by Martin Scorsese and Sam Levinson, while Howard Shore provided the soundtrack. There are themes of loss and mourning explored in this film, which is a U.S.-Canadian international co-production.
At the 77th Venice International Film Festival, where Kirby took the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, it debuted on September 4, 2020.
In select cinemas on December 30, 2020, before streaming on Netflix on January 7, 2021, it became known for its long-take birthing scene at the opening of the film.
Look at the Cast From “Pieces of a Woman” (Lead)
Martha Weiss is Played by Vanessa Kirby
In Pieces of a Woman, Vanessa Kirby, who starred in The Crown, takes on the character of Martha Weiss. Vanessa plays Martha, Sean’s pregnant wife, in the film.
After the death of her newborn daughter, her mental and marital health take a turn for the worst.
In the Sean Carson Role, Shia Labeouf
Shia LaBeouf, a well-known American actor, and filmmaker, plays Sean Carson in this drama. Shia as Sean portrays Martha’s husband, Sean, and the father of her newborn daughter, who dies shortly after she is born in this film.
Shia relapses into cocaine use after six years of abstinence from the drug following multiple failed attempts to mend his relationship with Martha.
Elizabeth Weiss, Played by Ellen Burstyn,
Elizabeth Weiss is played by veteran American actress Ellen Burstyn in this Kornél Mundruczó film. A minivan is given to the couple as a present from Martha and Sean’s mother as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. Despite Martha’s decision to give birth at home rather than in a hospital, Elizabeth still blames her daughter for her granddaughter’s death.
Playing Eva Woodward, Molly Parker
Actor Molly Parker, who is also a writer and filmmaker, portrays Eva Woodward in Pieces of a Woman. In the movie, Molly as Eva plays Martha’s midwife. Martha goes into labor at night, and Barbara sends Eva to aid her.
Look at the Cast From “Pieces of a Woman” (Supporting)
- Sarah Snook portrays Suzanne Weiss, Martha’s cousin and Sean’s muse
- Chris, Martha’s husband, is played by Benny Safdie in the film
- Max is played by Jimmie Fails
- Anita Weiss is performed as Iliza Shlesinger
Synopsis and Plot Summary for the Film Pieces of a Woman
This Boston couple, Vanessa Kirby and Sean LaBeouf are about to become parents for the first time when a home delivery goes horribly wrong. As a result, Martha embarks on a harrowing year-long journey during which she must deal with her own sorrow. As well as the tumultuous relationships she has with her husband, her mother (Ellen Burstyn), and the midwife (Molly Parker), who has been widely reviled.
Kornél Mundruczó (WHITE GOD, winner of the 2014 Prix Un Certain Regard Award) directs Kata Wéber (PIECES OF A WOMAN), who also wrote the screenplay. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, PIECES OF A WOMAN tells the narrative of a woman who must learn to live with her grief.
Trailer for “Pieces of a Woman”
Pieces of a Woman has received a new trailer from Netflix. Following a great showing at the Venice Film Festival, the streaming service secured the rights to the next film. Shia LaBeouf of Honey Boy and Shia Kirby of Mission: Impossible – Fallout are two of the stars of this movie.
The latest film from filmmaker Kornel Mundruczo has Martin Scorsese on board as an executive producer. This seems like a great contender for the next awards season, being described as “a highly intimate, painful, and ultimately transcendent narrative of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
It begins with a happy couple who are excitedly expecting the arrival of their first kid. Unfortunately, the delivery does not go according to plan, and a devastating loss is an unfortunate outcome. After that, it’s a journey about living with the aftermath of the unspeakable, with Vanessa Kirby’s Martha serving as the main protagonist.
It appears to be a heart-wrenching adventure, and one loaded to the brim with superb performances. Though the subject matter may be challenging to watch.
Pieces of a Woman: the Film Had Its World Premiere
Pieces of a Woman aired on Netflix on January 7, 2021, after a limited theatrical release on December 30, 2020. Currently, in theatres, filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó is behind the camera for the recently released picture, which stars Vanessa Kirby as well as Shia LaBeouf and Molly Parker in leading roles.
Also starring are Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger and Benny Safdie, Ellen Burstyn and Jimmie Fails. So, if you’re interested in learning more about the people in Pieces of a Woman, check out the cast page.
The actors, notably Kirby, were praised, while several aspects of the narrative were slammed by critics. She was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA, a SAG award, a Critics’ Choice award, and a Grammy for her performance.