THE MIDWIFE

NR  |  1 hour 57 minutes • Now Playing

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Angelika Film Center New York, NY

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Cesar-winning director Martin Provost brings together two of French cinema's most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, in THE MIDWIFE. Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet life dedicated to her profession, but when the local maternity ward closes, she is forced to work for a larger, corporate clinic, where she struggles to adjust. Meanwhile, she receives a call from her late father's mistress Beatrice (Deneuve), who would like to meet again after thirty years. When they meet, Claire is reluctant to delve into the secrets of the past, or respond to a plea for help. The film provides an exquisite depiction of femininity and memorably questions the value of change.

Directed By

Martin Provost

Written By

Martin Provost

Cast

Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet

Language

French with English subtitles

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