Venice Film Festival 2020: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf's drama Pieces of a Woman acquired by Netflix
Pieces of a Woman is about Martha and Sean Carson, a Boston couple whose lives are irrevocably disrupted when their home birth goes horribly wrong and their midwife (Molly Parker) is brought up on charges of criminal negligence
Netflix has bagged the worldwide rights for Hungarian filmmaker Kornel Mundruczo's Pieces of a Woman.
The deal with the streamer came just hours after the film''s lead star Vanessa Kirby picked up the best actress trophy at the Venice Film Festival, reported Deadline.
The movie marks the English-language debut for Mundruczo, who is best known for directing White God, the winner of Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
"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," the filmmaker said.
“It’s lucky to see a movie that takes you by surprise … Pieces Of A Woman for me was a deep and uniquely moving experience.” — Executive Producer Martin Scorsese on the new film by acclaimed director Kornél Mundruczó, starring Vanessa Kirby. Coming soon globally to @netflix. pic.twitter.com/d8ZSAElaNx
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) September 12, 2020
Pieces of a Woman is about Martha (Kirby) and Sean Carson (Shia LaBeouf), a Boston couple whose lives are irrevocably disrupted when their home birth goes horribly wrong and their midwife (Molly Parker) is brought up on charges of criminal negligence.
The film also features Ellen Burstyn as Martha's domineering mother.
Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese serves as an executive producer on the movie.
The film hails from BRON Studios and Little Lamb in association with Creative Wealth Media and Proton Cinema. Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson and Aaron Ryder have produced the project.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
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