The winner of the Venice Film Festival 2020's Best Film award will be released on Netflix in the new year.
Starring Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in 'The Crown' seasons one and two), and Shia LaBeouf ('Honey Boy'), 'Pieces of a Woman' sees the actors play a couple who are dealt with some of the most tragic news.
Directed by award-winning Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó ('White God', 2014 Cannes Film Festival), the highly anticipated movie also has Martin Scorsese attached to it as an executive producer.
Promising to be "a deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story", Kirby plays a woman who learns to live alongside her loss. At this year's Venice Film Festival, Kirby won the Best Actress accolade for her role in the movie, while the movie itself also took home the Arca CinemaGiovani Award for Best Film.
Following the movie's debut at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Netflix picked up the rights. It marks director Mundruczó's first English-language film.
The official synopsis of the movie reads: 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.
Here's the trailer.