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Vanessa Kirby, sovereign and overwhelming in Pieces of A Woman


PORTRAIT – Revealed as Princess Margaret in The Crown, the young woman confirms her talent in Pieces of A Woman, on Netflix. As a mother ravaged by mourning, she won the prize for best actress at the Venice Film Festival.

From a crowned head, fashion icon and rebel, to a grieving woman among millions of others. Even four years and many red carpets later, no matter the character, it’s the same creed that comes up: “I accepted this role because it terrified me.”

In Pieces of a Woman , this Thursday on Netflix, Vanessa Kirby moans, writhes in pain, represses gagging in the skin of Marta, a young woman who gives birth at home and whose baby breathes only a few minutes. The cries of this impressive sequence shot succeed a mute and oppressive grief. “The loss of a newborn baby, perinatal bereavement, remains a silent taboo for many women who cannot make themselves heard by their loved ones and society, uncomfortable with their story. To take this reality head-on and do justice to their testimonies was frightening ”, confides to Figaro the 32-year-old British actress revealed by The Crown, “This mourning is specific, but the pain, the difficulty of

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