Where was Pieces of a Woman filmed? The Bridge and the City Location

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Pieces of a Woman is set in Boston, Massachusetts, but this drama about a tragic home birth was almost entirely filmed in Montreal, the largest city in Canada's Québec province.

The movie features a few interesting locations. However, if you came here, you are probably wondering where is located the bridge being built throughout the film.

Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf

Did the filmmakers shoot the construction of a new bridge in Boston, Montreal, or somewhere else? We reckon that we've got the answer; Atlas of Wonders is always the best source for all your filming location doubts:


Pieces of a Woman bridge
Our sleuthing reveals that the bridge pictured in Pieces of a Woman doesn't exist. Or it does exist, but it's not the cable-stayed bridge shown in the film. The producers made a digital collage using the boring Concorde Bridge, located between Cité du Havre, and Saint Helen's Island, and the skyline of the city of Montreal. It's a bit hard to appreciate this in the lower image, but the Clock Tower (Tour de l'Horloge in French) is located under the black skyscraper of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The big grey building on the left is the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, the Tower CHUM. However, the gorgeous Jacques Cartier Bridge on the right of the background was deleted via CGI effects.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Montreal Drehorte
We still have some more interesting locations from the movie. The scene in the Jewish cemetery was filmed at the centenary Baron de Hirsch Cemetery in the Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood of Montreal.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Maude Abbott Medical Museum
The scene when Martha decides to donate the body of the baby to science was filmed at the Maude Abbott Medical Museum in the historical Strathcona Building of McGill University.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Pieces of a Woman house
Many scenes set in Boston were filmed in Outremont, a beautiful residential area of Montreal. The magnificent house of Martha's mother, Elizabeth Weiss (played by Ellen Burstyn), is a stately Victorian home located at 258 Avenue Bloomfield. Also, we spotted a minor scene filmed at Kindersley Park in Mount Royal.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Google Maps


Directed by Kornél Mundruczó and produced by Martin Scorsese, Pieces of a Woman has received positive reviews, winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. The cast is headed by Vanessa Kirby as Martha Weiss, who also starred in Hobbs and Shaw, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and played Princess Margaret in the Netflix series The Crown. Shia LaBeouf, who played the main protagonist of the Transformers franchise is her husband, Sean Carson.


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2 comments:
 
Anonymous - March 19, 2021 at 10:42 AM
1- Martha gets dropped off by a taxi at what I believe to be the entrance of the old Royal Victoria Hospital. Possibly?

  Vera - April 1, 2021 at 7:11 PM
2- The bridge picture on the wall assuming belong to Tacoma it is exactly Boğaziçi Bridge from Istanbul and the mosque is called Ortakoy Mosque.

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