Martha and Sean are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife, whom she must face in court. A deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
Did You Know?
After obtaining and reading the script, Vanessa Kirby
flew to Budapest to express her admiration for the script to screenwriter Kata Wéber
and director Kornél Mundruczó
. She desperately wanted to play Martha because of the challenge of acting out an experience so unfamiliar to her. Mundruczó and Wéber were taken by Kirby's charisma, which reminded them of the European movie
stars of old, and signed her on as Martha. They also stated that as soon as they announced it, the movie
's budget was lowered because of Kirby's lack of starpower at the time. See more
The picture in the lawyer's room, which her partner referred to as Tacoma Bridge was actually Bosphorous Bridge with Ortakoy Mosque in the foreground, in Istanbul, Turkey. See more
Yes, how did you feel holding your baby you had just given birth to?
She smelled like an apple.
The title appears around the 30-minute mark. See more
Stranger in Paradise
Written by Bob Wright
, Chet Forrest
(as George Chet Forrest)
Performed by The Four Aces
featuring Al Alberts
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more