Peter W. Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
THE MIDWIFE (Sage-Femme).
Starring: Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet, and Quentin Dolmaire.
Directed by Martin Provost.
Rated PG (Mild themes and coarse language). 117 min.
This subtitled French-Belgium film tells the story of a midwife who receives unexpected news from the ex-mistress of her deceased father. The film features two famous French actresses, Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve. Both are icons of the French screen. Catherine Frot plays Claire, a resentful single mother, who separated from her own mother years earlier. Catherine Deneuve plays her father’s ex-mistress, Beatrice, who makes contact with Claire to ask forgiveness.