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Kornél Mundruczo’ – Pieces of a Woman #Venezia77

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For his first English language film, the director of White God relies on a personal experience to portray a woman’s right to grieve loss her own way.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Kornél Mundruczo’, director of the film Pieces of a Woman.

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After White God and Jupiter’s Moon, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczo’ chooses a personal story for his english language debut film Pieces of a Woman, screening in competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. With his wife and scriptwriter Kàta Weber, Mundruczo’ takes on screen the tragedy of losing a newborn child combining his personal experience with Kata Weber with the stories of so many women and couples trying to survive the painful tragedy of miscarriage or infant death. Vanessa Kirby and Shia LeBeouf are the protagonists facing this hard journey that focuses on a woman’s fight to grieve her own way.

Pieces of a Woman: In this riveting, suspenseful dystopian drama, a lavish upper-class wedding goes awry in an unexpected uprising of class warfare that gives way to a violent coup d’etat. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride and the servants who work for- and against- her wealthy family, Nuevo Orden breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement springs up in its wake.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Kornél Mundruczo'
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Pieces of a Woman
  • Festival section
    Venezia 77
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