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The Midwife

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“A bittersweet delight… Frot and Deneuve work subtle wonders”

Screen Daily

Two of French cinema’s most accomplished talents pair up for the first time on screen in the latest film by Martin Provost, the talented director of Seraphine and Violette. Middle-aged single mother Claire (Catherine Frot) is at a crossroads personally and professionally when her deceased father’s former mistress, the capricious Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), reappears after three decades. Acclaimed Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet (The Son, Madame Bovary) brings his characteristic subtlety and low-key humour to the role of Paul. 

“Genuinely moving…A low-key Dardennes-style realism is seasoned with just a touch of melodrama; two formidable actors attack their roles with the same gusto that Béatrice deploys when faced with a nice bottle of Graves.” The Guardian