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?
Out of six takes that were shot for the opening birth scene, it was the fourth take that was used in the final product. See more
The film takes place in Boston, where trees do not have full leaves until well into May. In the courtroom scene labeled March 22, Martha wears a winter coat and there are small bits of snow on the ground outside the courthouse, typical for that time of year, yet trees are shown with full green foliage. When Martha leaves the courthouse during a break, the trees appear to be bare with some snow on the ground. The trees are full again in the scene on April 3, still several weeks before they would be in Boston. 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
Written by Orri P. Dyrason
(as Orri Pall Dyrason), Kjartan Sveinsson
, Jon Thor Birgisson
, Georg Holm
Performed by Sigur Rós
Courtesy of Krunk Records/ADA UK
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