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The Midwife (Sage Femme)

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).

"While there's plenty of wisdom about living in the moment and enjoying life, Provost and the Catherines dole it out subtly and without any mawkish aftertaste."

Vikram Murthi, RogerEbert.com

"...there's never a dull moment, thanks to the opposing yet equally stellar performances by the two Catherines in the lead."

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Village Voice

"Provost’s movie jolts to life whenever its two great Catherines are sharing the screen, whether driving each other crazy or collapsing in tears."

Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Movie Info

Directed by Martin Provost
117 minutes
In French with english subtitles

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