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The Midwife

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A delicate movie around the theme of being loved and accepted again

Claire is a wonderfully gifted midwife, with a natural talent to deliver babies with the most gentle touch.

But over the years, her delicate ways, her sense of pride and responsibility are clashing with the more efficiency-driven methods of modern hospitals. Closer to the end of her career than to its beginning, she's starting to question her place and her skills.

One day she receives a strange phone call, a voice from the past. Béatrice, the extravagant and frivolous mistress of her deceased father, has important and pressing news and wants to see her again, 30 years after having disappeared without a trace. Opposed in every way, the over-conscientious Claire – bordering inhibition - and the free-spirit, life-loving Béatrice, will learn to accept one another and by revealing old secrets will start to make up for the lost years.

The Midwife is presented by Edko Films LTD

Language
In French with English and Chinese subtitles
Origin
France
Year Released
2017
Play Time
117 min
Age Category
IIB
Director
Martin Provost
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet
Color
Color
'A voice from the past sends a tremor into the placid life of a midwife."
Glenn Kenny
The New York Times
"Deneuve and Frot excel as contrasting women with an account to settle in a tale that combines realism and melodrama."
Wendy Ide
The Guardian