A child is born and dies. What begins as a human tragedy evolves into a feminist drama. While the family of the bereaved thrash out the inner conflicts dominating present-day Polish society, 30-year-old Maja fights resolutely for her right to mourn in her own way. ‘My pussy and my foetus are none of your business.’ With their film adaptation of Pieces of a Woman, author Kata Wéber and director Kornél Mundruczó certainly struck a nerve. Presented for the first time at the Venice Film Festival, the Netflix production earned lead actress Vanessa Kirby an Oscar nomination in 2021. At the Wiener Festwochen, TR Warszawa is showing the original version set in Catholic Warsaw. The ensemble portrays the characters with great sensitivity amid shockingly realistic stage details, with cinematic resources further intensifying the intimacy of the relationships.
Direction Kornél Mundruczó Text, adaptation Kata Wéber Set design, Costumes Monika Pormale Artistic collaboration Soma Boronkay With music by Asher Goldschmidt Light design Paulina Góral With Dobromir Dymecki, Monika Frajczyk, Magdalena Kuta, Sebastian Pawlak, Marta Ścisłowicz, Justyna Wasilewska, Agnieszka Żulewska Camera, Sound on stage Maciej Kaszyński, Łukasz Winkowski Assistant direction Karolina Gębska Stage management Katarzyna Gawryś-Rodriguez Simultaneous, written translation Dr Patrycja Paszt Translation Jolanta Jarmołowicz (Polish) Set design assistance, Production management Karolina Pająk Costume assistance Małgorzata Nowakowska
Production TR Warszawa Supported by Magyar Kulturális Intézet Varsó
Premiere December 2018, TR Warszawa