It’s impossible for me not to write about Pieces of a Woman from my own experience with child loss. The movie is about a child’s death during delivery and her parents’ grieving process as they search for personal closure. As a father who has lost three babies with my sublime wife through miscarriages, Pieces of a Woman really hits close to home.
In the small town of Australia’s Warrnambool, there’s been a steady drop-off of fairy penguins. The stubby animals think they’re safe at a sanctuary on Middle Island, but end up being dinner for foxes. Not only is this bad for the animals, but this has also put a damper on the sanctuary’s future; causing its relevance to dwindle.