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Midwife, The

The Midwife

"Moving, funny, and full of poetry." Elle

Midwife, The

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About the Film

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).

Director: Martin Provost
Release Date: 07/21/17

Reactions

"Catherine Deneuve is in one of her best roles of her career." – Ben Croll, Indiewire
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"A stellar cast with terrific performances...a crowd-pleaser!" – Justin Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter 
Full Review 

“A bittersweet delight. Rich, thoughtful, and funny.”  – Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
Full Review

StarStarStarStarStar "Closely observed, intelligently imagined...Frot is superb." – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle 
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“Never a dull moment, thanks to the stellar performances by the two Catherines.” – Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Village Voice
Full Review
 
"Deneuve is a force of nature… her visceral performance will leave you gobsmacked." – Thelma Adams, Observer
Full Review
 
“Unexpectedly funny and sweet…. a celebration of life and its pleasures, big and small.” – Kimber Myers, The Playlist
Full Review
 
“Bristles with romance and truth.” – Brandon Judell, The Huffington Post
Full Review
 
StarStarStarStar  Cath Clarke, Time Out
Full Review

 

Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection - 2017 Berlin International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2017 Seattle International Film Festival 
  • Official Selection - 2017 Sacramento French Film Festival 

Cast & Crew

Cast

Béatrice Sobo dite Sobolevski: Catherine Deneuve
Claire Breton: 
Catherine Frot
Paul Baron: 
Olivier Gourmet
Simon: 
Quentin Dolmaire
Rolande: 
Mylène Demongeot

Crew

Writer/DirectorMartin Provost
Producer: Olivier Delbosc 
Executive Producer: 
Christine De Jekel
Co-Producers: 
Jacques-Henri Bronckart & Olivier Bronckart
Associate Producer: 
Emilien Bignon
Director of Photography: Yves Cape
EditorAlbertine Lastera
Production Designer: Thierry François
Sound Editor: Ingrid Ralet
Costume Designer: Bethsabée Dreyfus
Make-Up: Jean-Jacques Puchu

Technical Info

Production Year: 2017
Release Date: 07/21/17
Countries of Production: France
Languages: French
Running Time: 1h 57m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: 5.1
Color: Color
Rating: Not Rated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection - 2017 Berlin International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2017 Seattle International Film Festival 
  • Official Selection - 2017 Sacramento French Film Festival 

Reactions

"Catherine Deneuve is in one of her best roles of her career." – Ben Croll, Indiewire
Full Review 

"A stellar cast with terrific performances...a crowd-pleaser!" – Justin Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter 
Full Review 

“A bittersweet delight. Rich, thoughtful, and funny.”  – Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
Full Review

StarStarStarStarStar "Closely observed, intelligently imagined...Frot is superb." – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle 
Full Review

“Never a dull moment, thanks to the stellar performances by the two Catherines.” – Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Village Voice
Full Review
 
"Deneuve is a force of nature… her visceral performance will leave you gobsmacked." – Thelma Adams, Observer
Full Review
 
“Unexpectedly funny and sweet…. a celebration of life and its pleasures, big and small.” – Kimber Myers, The Playlist
Full Review
 
“Bristles with romance and truth.” – Brandon Judell, The Huffington Post
Full Review
 
StarStarStarStar  Cath Clarke, Time Out
Full Review

 

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