Cinema at the Lakes presents:
THE MIDWIFE dir. Martin Provost
Film Summary: 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).
Film is Unrated.
TRT: 117 min
Country: France (with English subtitles)
Official 2017 Selection of Berlin and Seattle Film Festivals
“Catherine Deneuve is in one of her best roles of her career.” – Ben Croll, Indiewire
“A stellar cast with terrific performances…a crowd-pleaser!” – Justin Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
“A bittersweet delight. Rich, thoughtful, and funny.” – Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
“Closely observed, intelligently imagined…Frot is superb.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
“Never a dull moment, thanks to the stellar performances by the two Catherines.” – Village Voice
“Deneuve is a force of nature… her visceral performance will leave you gobsmacked.” – Observer
“Unexpectedly funny and sweet…. a celebration of life and its pleasures, big and small.” – The Playlist
“Bristles with romance and truth.” – The Huffington Post
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