- Kornél Mundruczó
- Canada, Hungary, United States
It’s Kirby’s performance that makes “Pieces of a Woman” memorable. Despite a cumbersome bridge building analogy and a story set in Boston that does not look like Boston, Martha’s emotional journey is more impressive than the story gives it credit. There could have been more scenes between Martha and Elizabeth or her family, which includes a sister (Iliza Shlesinger), brother-in-law (Benny Safdie, in some of the movie’s few comical moments) and a cousin who’s a lawyer (Sarah Snook).
A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief