Pieces of a Woman


Review: Martha and Sean live in Boston and are on the verge of becoming parents but their lives change forever when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Martha begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures her relationship with Sean and her domineering mother.
Director: Kornel Mundruczo
Actors: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, IIiza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Sarah Snook, Molly Parker, Steven McCarthy, Tyrone Benskin, Frank Schorpion, Harry Standjofski, Domenic Di Rosa and Jimmie Fails
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
A very harrowing and tense film to watch. The first 15 minutes are the hardest to watch. The birth scene at the beginning took two days and six takes to shoot. For Vanessa Kirby to prepare for this film, she watched numerous documentaries, videos and shadowed midwives in a hospital in North London and even was allowed to be in a room with a woman who was giving birth. A very heart-breaking film. Even though I watched the trailer for this film and knew a bit beforehand nothing still prepared me for what I was just about to experience. Apparently, this same tragedy happened in real life to the director and the writer who are a couple in real life. I did however find myself really moved by the whole film and thought it was a very brave film to make. 


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