Pieces Of A Woman Talks About A Mother’s Grief : 9 Things To Know About The Film

Pieces Of A Woman

A 2020 drama film directed by Kornél Mundruczó, Pieces of A Woman introduces us to the emotional journey of a woman after an unimaginable tragedy. Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf are a couple in Boston who are on the verge of entering parenthood when their lives take an irreversible turn after their home birth turns into a tragedy.  This begins a yearlong odyssey for Kirby that fractures her relationships with her loved ones. A story that is deeply personal for a woman who is living to learn alongside her loss.

Here are 10 things to know about Pieces of a Woman:

1.Pieces of A Woman is a brutal film that promises to introduce you to the ugly truth about a loss so devastating which is almost taboo in today’s time. The 30-minute labour scene of Martha is depicted with a much realistic graphic depiction of home birth ever put on a big screen.

2. The film was premiered worldwide on September 4, 2020. It was released in selected theatres on December 30, 2020.

3. It will stream on Netflix on January 7, 2021.

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4. Vanessa Kirby won the Silver Lion Best Actress prize at the 2020 Venice Film Festival for her intensely raw performance depicting a woman whose life is torn apart after losing her baby.

5. Kirby, the English actor who portrayed Princess Margaret in the first seasons of The Crown plays Martha in a role that is alternating between an extremely detached woman as well as an aggressively angry mother for her loss.

6. The story is based on the real-life events of Kata Wéber, who wrote the script based on her own experience after losing a child with the director of the film, Kornél Mundruczó.

7. This movie of the tragic and painful loss of a mother aims to advance the discourse around pregnancy and miscarriage and the trauma that follows it. The film also highlights the fact of how the couple, especially women are expected to shoulder tragedies in secret and move ahead.

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8. Shia LaBeouf, who is playing  Vanessa Kirby’s husband on-screen is seen in a conflict as he fails to understand the plight of a mother’s emotional journey.

10. The film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sexual content, brief drug use, language, and graphic nudity.”

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