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The Midwife
7.0
/10
143 Ratings

THE MIDWIFE

Sage femme

Directed by Martin Provost
France, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

An unlikely friendship develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites, they come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together.

Synopsis

An unlikely friendship develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites, they come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together.

Our take

In a touching film of polar opposites who reconnect after decades apart, one woman is the picture of pragmatism while the other prefers the power of pleasure. Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, two doyennes of French cinema, make this delightful drama all the more satisfying to watch.