The midwife

(12A)
Sun 3 & Wed 6 Sep

 

 

 

Director: Mark Pellington. Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche. USA 2017. 108 mins

 

 Director: Martin Provost.

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Mylène Demongeot. France 2017. 117 mins. French with English subtitles.

 

Martin Provost’s The Midwife is a sharp character study that features terrific performances from two of French cinema’s most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. The life of a gifted but tightly wound midwife (Frot) is jolted when her late father’s frivolous, amoral mistress (Deneuve) resurfaces 30 years after disappearing without a trace. Though polar opposites in every way, the two women gradually come to rely on each other to cope with the unusual circumstance that brings them together.

 

Contains infrequent brief nudity, surgical detail.ry.

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated for the CINEMA OF THE YEAR Award 2016!