Pieces of a Woman, 2020.
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó.
Starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, and Molly Parker.
In one of the year’s most intense films, Pieces of a Woman could take Vanessa Kirby all the way to the Academy Awards. Could this film be the Oscar-winning project that Netflix needs? Join our host EJ Moreno as he breaks it all down [please note that this review was filmed before news of the recent lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf)…
Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with Sean and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife (Molly Parker), whom she must face in court. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó (WHITE GOD, winner of the 2014 Prix Un Certain Regard Award), written by Kata Wéber, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, PIECES OF A WOMAN, is a deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
Pieces of a Woman is set for a theatrical release on December 30th, 2020, with a Netflix release on January 7th, and stars Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, and Molly Parker.