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PIECES OF A WOMAN

by Kornél Mundruczó

synopsis

Martha and Sean Carson are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably during a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife, who faces charges of criminal negligence. Thus begins a year-long odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife whom she must face in court. Pieces of a Woman is a deeply personal, searing domestic aria in exquisite shades of grey and an ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

international title: Pieces of a Woman
original title: Pieces of a Woman
country: Canada, Hungary
sales agent: BRON Releasing (US)
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
film run: 128'
screenplay: Kata Wéber
cast: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Jimmie Fails, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie
cinematography by: Benjamin Loeb
film editing: Dávid Jancsó
art director: Sylvain Lemaitre
costumes designer: Rachel Dainer-Best, Véronique Marchessault
music: Howard Shore
production: Proton Cinema, BRON Studios (US), Little Lamb (US)
distributor: Lucky Red, Netflix
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