Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Kornél Mundruczó’s Pieces of a Woman, the first English-language film from the acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker
Directed by Mundruczó (White God, winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard Award, 2014), the film stars Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Falls, and Ellen Burstyn.
Pieces of a Woman centers around a young mother as a tragedy befalls on her (Kirby) and she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that touches her husband (LaBeouf), her mother (Burstyn), and her midwife (Parker).
Mundruczó and partner/screenwriter Kata Wéber craft a deeply personal meditation and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
“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,” said Mundruczó.
The film premiered in competition at the 2020 Venice Film Festival where Kirby was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.
Pieces of a Woman is produced by Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson for Little Lamb Productions; and Aaron Ryder. Martin Scorsese, Sam Levinson, Stuart Manashil, Viktoria Petranyi, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, Suarj Maraboyina for Creative Wealth Media, Aaron Gilbert for BRON Studios, Steven Thibault are executive producers.