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THE MIDWIFE

by Martin Provost

synopsis

Claire is a wonderfully gifted midwife, with a natural talent to deliver babies with the most gentle touch. But over the years, her delicate ways, her sense of pride and responsibility are clashing with the more efficiency-driven methods of modern hospitals. Closer to the end of her career than to its beginning, she’s starting to question her place and her skills. One day she receives a strange phone call, a voice from the past. Béatrice, the extravagant and frivolous mistress of her deceased father, has important and pressing news and wants to see her again, 30 years after having disappeared without a trace. Opposed in every way, the over-conscientious Claire – bordering inhibition – and the free-spirit, life-loving Béatrice, will learn to accept one another and by revealing old secrets will start to make up for the lost years.

international title: The Midwife
original title: Sage-Femme
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Provost
film run: 117'
release date: FR 22/03/2017, IT 1/06/2017, ES 3/08/2018
screenplay: Martin Provost
cast: Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Mylène Demongeot, Olivier Gourmet
cinematography by: Yves Cape
film editing: Albertine Lastera
art director: Catherine Jarrier-Prieur, Thierry François
music: Grégoire Hetzel
producer: Olivier Delbosc
production: Curiosa Films, Versus Production, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Memento Films Distribution, Ascot Elite Home Entertainment GmbH, Lumière, Lumière, A Contracorriente Films, Bim Distribuzione