Pieces of a Woman: Netflix secures global rights to Vanessa Kirby-led drama
According to Variety, Netflix has successfully obtained the worldwide distribution rights to Kornél Mundruczó’s drama film Pieces of a Woman which is being led by Emmy-nominated actress Vanessa Kirby and Honey Boy star Shia LaBeouf. This acquisition comes after the movie recently had its world premiere at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival where Kirby won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.
“As a European filmmaker, I couldn’t be more excited and appreciative of finding my home for this film with Netflix. Their taste in independent cinema feels like the United Artists of the 1970s. The true champions of filmmakers and original voices for today,” Mundruczó said in a statement.
In Pieces of a Woman, 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 (Molly Parker), 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 (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife whom she must face in court. The film 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.
The deeply personal film is the first English language directed by Kornél Mundruczó from a script written by Kata Wéber based on a shared personal experience with Mundruczó. It stars Vanessa Kirby in the lead role along with Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Schlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmy Fails and Ellen Burstyn.
Pieces of a Woman is a BRON Studios presentation of A Little Lamb production in association with Creative Wealth Media and Proton Cinema. The film is executive produced by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese with Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson and Aaron Ryder set as producers. It is Executive Produced by Sam Levinson, Stuart Manashil, Viktória Petrányi, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, Suraj Maraboyina, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Steven Thibault. BRON Releasing is also handling world sales.
Kornél Mundruczó is a critically acclaimed multi-award-winning Hungarian film director. Mundruczó studied film and television at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary. He is the founder of Proton Cinema. His first film Pleasant Days (2002) was awarded the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. His following projects all premiered at the Cannes Film Festival including: Johanna (2005 Un Certain Regard), Delta (2008 Official Competition) won the FIPRESCI prize, Tender Son (2010 Official Competition), White God (2014 Un Certain Regard) won the Prize Un Certain Regard and Jupiter’s Moon (2017 Official Competition).
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