British actress Vanessa Kirby on Saturday (September 5) walked the Venice Film Festival red carpet for the world premiere of her new film "Pieces of a Woman".
The movie is directed by Hungarian film and theatre director Kornel Mundruczo and stars Kirby and U.S. actor Shia LeBeouf as a couple preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Their lives are permanently altered when a botched home birth results in the loss of the baby.
The film is an intimate study of loss and learning to live alongside that grief, Mundruczo said in his director's statement shared by the Venice Biennale.
"My wife and I wanted to share one of our most personal experiences through a story of an unborn child; with the faith that art can be the best medicine for pain," he said.
"Pieces of a Woman" features a 30-minute long one shot birth scene.
The movie is Mundruczo's first English language feature and Martin Scorsese recently joined the film team as executive producer.
It is one of 18 titles vying for the coveted Golden Lion award for best film at the 77th Venice Film Festival. The top prize is due to be handed out when the festival ends on September 12.