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The Midwife Rated 12A

The Midwife

Dir. Martin Provost. France, 2017. 1h 57m. French/subs. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire, Mylène Demongeot, Pauline Etienne.

A charming comedy drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between a tightly wound midwife and the mistress of her late father. Two French acting greats, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen for the very first time.

’A low-key Dardennes-style realism is seasoned with just a touch of melodrama; two formidable actors attack their roles with the same gusto that Béatrice deploys when faced with a nice bottle of Graves.’ ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘When it comes to pathos, sharp-eyed observation and barbed humour, The Midwife certainly delivers’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent


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