Pieces of a Woman

Synopsis: When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
Genre: Drama

[horn wailing]


Tommy, take it up!

He’s big-dealing the f*** out of every lift, Bob. You put him in.

If every pillar takes four days, you’re looking at a six-month delay.

That’s your guy.

[Robert] You need to calm down, brother.

I promised my daughter she’d be the first one to cross this bridge.

[Robert chuckles] The one who hasn’t even been born yet?

That’s the one.

– Go up!

[Robert laughing]

Why are you coming down again? Get him out, man.

– How is Martha?

Martha’s fine. She’s always fine.

– Hey, what time is it?

[Robert] Three.

Mark and Wendell are on break.

[Robert] All right.

[Robert] Hey, I need you to sign off on Jimmy’s time card tomorrow!

– Tomorrow!

[Robert] All right!

[indistinct chatter]

[indistinct chatter]

– [Martha] It’s low.

[woman] She kicking a lot?

[Martha] Is she… Yeah, um…

– Yeah. She’s moving around a lot now.

Top or bottom?

– [Martha] Sorry?

Is she mostly at the top or bottom?

[Martha] It’s late.

– It’s not exactly pleasant.

You’re so lucky.

[Martha] Aw, that’s really nice.

– Yeah.

Thank you. We’ll see how it goes.

[sighs in frustration] F***.

First, need you to…

sign right here.

[Martha] Mm-hmm.


[Chris] Date.

You forgot down here.

Initial. Right next to…

If you guys are all set, I’m gonna take off.

– [Martha] Bye, sis.

Thank you.

– [Anita] Bye.

[Chris] See you later.

I love you. See you at home.

– All right.

[Anita] Good luck.

And then, for you…

I just need one on the bottom.

And then, you’re good. You got yourselves a car.

Thank you, Chris.

[Chris] Of course. My pleasure.

You’re thanking him for his getting commission.

Thank me, I’m buying it.

Thanks, Mom.

[Chris] Thank you.

Thank you for that.

Congrats. You got a car.

– [Elizabeth] I’m glad you made it.

Congrats. All set.

[Elizabeth] I’ve been meaning to ask,

how is it you can build a bridge when you can’t tell time?

[forced laughter]

That’s… that’s very good. Oh, that’s very funny.

In the back. I had them move it. So I’ll be there in a second.

– [Martha] Thanks.

[Elizabeth] Bye.

Just one last thing. I need your social security right here.

– What do you need my social security for?

Just like a credit thing.

– She likes you. She just can’t show it.

[Sean] No, she doesn’t.

– She did just buy us a car.

[Sean] She did.

But it was also a statement. She bought the car knowing I could buy it.

She wanted to minimize me. It’s not here. Next room.

That’s why she bought a minivan. She wants to emasculate me.

[horn honking]

That’s a good horn. Whoo!

– [continues honking]

The power.

– [roars]

Anita was so jealous.

Oh, my goodness. Who cares what Anita thinks? F*** her.

– What does it matter?

It doesn’t matter. It’s just…

It doesn’t matter at all. That’s what matters. Look at that thing.

[Sean cheering]

[Martha] Oh, my God!

And she got it gray like her soul. It’s wonderful.

– It’s her spirit color.

Whoa. This is us now.

Yeah, it is.

That’s what matters right there. Cloth seats matter.

– Oh!

Seat heaters matter, airbags matter.

– I think you’re gonna look good in this.

Oh, yeah, this is it for me.

[both chuckling]

– [Sean] Ooh!


– The three of us matter.


It’s the tribe that matters. Who cares what she thinks?

You know what matters? This is what matters here.


– Well, I got us something.

Oh, my God.

That is so cute.


Wait, is it…

– Is this the wrong way around?

It’s the right way around.

No, it’s upside down. [chuckles]

No, that’s how I did it. It was a choice. That’s my daughter.

Wonky, interesting, charming, intelligent.

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Kata Wéber

Kata Wéber is a Hungarian screenwriter, playwright and former actress who often works with her husband, director Kornél Mundruczó. Wéber wrote White God, Jupiter's Moon and Pieces of a Woman. more…

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