World renowned Hungarian Director Kornél Mundruczó’s new film, titled Pieces of a Woman has been included in the official competition program of the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Thus, the director’s first foreign-made, English-language work will premiere at the festival.
The American-Canadian production Pieces of a Woman, is based on the screenplay by Kata Wéber and features a star-studded cast, including Shia LeBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, Ellen Burstyn, and Sarah Snook. The seventh feature film by Kornél Mundruczó, world-renowned for his film and theater work, is set in Boston and follows the story of a mother who has lost her child after an ill-fated home birth. According to Kornél Mundruczó and his co-creator, Kata Wéber, this is their most personal film to date.
In October 2019, it was announced that Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret in the series The Crown, and Shia LaBeouf had joined the cast of the film. According to the latest information, the cast of Pieces of a Woman is developing promisingly. Ellen Burstyn (Card Castle, Louie) have been cast as well, but according to film website Deadline, Succession‘s actress Sarah Snook and Benny Safdie, a well-known director-writer for Good Time and Uncut Gems have also joined the cast.
This is by no means Mundruczó’s first movie to make a splash on the international scene; as mentioned in several reviews, his last film, White God, won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Festival and the Octopus d’Or at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival. In addition, while it was not ultimately nominated, White God was Hungary’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter Holdja), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film has garnered a huge reaction from the international press, with reviews from prestigious media outlets.
Another Hungarian film, Lili Horvát’s second feature film, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Felkészülés egy meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre), was also selected for the Venice Film Festival, for the Venice Days competition.
The film is Lili Horváth’s second feature film and will be shown in Hungarian cinemas on September 24th, shortly after the premiere in Venice.
featured photo: Proton Theatre Facebook