Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a hardworking midwife, and the lively mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of Claire’s deceased father.

Midwife, The

Drama | Foreign | 2017

Cast

Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire, Mylène Demongeot

Synopsis

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).

Producers

Emilien Bignon, Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Christine De Jekel, Olivier Delbosc

Director

Martin Provost

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Official Selection, Norwegian International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Festival du Film Français au Japon 2017
Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Valenciennes Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival 2017