Martin Scorsese figurerà come executive producer di Pieces of a Woman, che debutterà a Venezia a settembre, in concorso.
I protagonisti sono Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Schlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmy Fails e Ellen Burstyn.
Il film racconta la storia di una coppia sposata di fronte ad una terribile tragedia familiare.
Martin Scorsese ha dichiarato: “It’s lucky to see a movie that takes you by surprise. It’s a privilege to help it find the wide audience it deserves. ‘Pieces of a Woman’ for me was a deep and uniquely moving experience. I was emotionally invested in it from the first scene, and the experience only intensified as I watched, spellbound by the filmmaking and the work of a splendid cast that includes my old colleague Ellen Burstyn. You feel as if you’ve been dropped into the vortex of a family crisis and moral conflict with all its nuances, drawn-out with care and compassion but without judgment. Kornél Mundruczó has a fluid, immersive style with the camera that makes it hard to look away, and impossible not to care.”
Ovviamente incredulo Mondruczo: “When I first was contacted by Martin Scorsese after he saw ‘Pieces of a Woman,’ time stopped for a second. It is an utter privilege that someone, who has seen and experienced filmmaking inside and out appreciates what we’ve created. One always feels more vulnerable with intimate and ‘close to your heart’ materials, but Martin Scorsese joining ‘Pieces of a Woman,’ on top of an already fantastic cast and crew, is a deeply appreciated validation of the risks one takes when going forward to make something truly personal.”
Il film è prodotto dalla Bron. Con il coinvolgimento di Scorsese è verosimile che possa trovare una distribuzione adeguata negli Stati Uniti e in Europa.