Netflix is poised to have a gigantic awards season, which should come as no surprise given most of our entertainment comes from streaming nowadays. And one film that has really been a highlight of the festival circuit is Pieces of a Woman, which boasts standout performances from Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf that Netflix is highlighting with an end-of-the-year release.
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó (White God) and co-starring Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, and Jimmie Fails, the film centers on a couple on the verge of parenthood who see their relationship tested by immeasurable tragedy.
Kata Wéber wrote the screenplay, adapted from her stageplay with Mundruczó. The film had its world premiere at Venice where Kirby was honored with the Best Actress award. Those are the kind of early accolades you build an Oscar campaign around, just sayin’.
Pieces of a Woman opens in theaters on December 30th, then Netflix on January 7th 2021.
SYNOPSIS: 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 her husband 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.