Director Martin Provost unites two of Frances favourite actors in his tender comedy drama about female friendship and rediscovery. Claire (Catherine Frot) is the conscientious Midwife of the title, a single mother whose reservations and self-restraint have left her living an isolated life. Until the day her deceased father’s ex-girlfriend makes contact. Beatrice (Catherine Deneuve) is a free spirited, professional gambler who wishes to reconnect with Claire’s father. Shocked at the news that he has passed away she implants herself into Claire’s life instead, bringing chaos, joy and memories of happier times.
Language: French (English subtitles)
Short films A HAND OF FIVE will be screened prior to The Midwife as part of the First Monday series
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