THE MIDWIFE

SAGE FEMME

By Martin PROVOST

MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL (MFI) - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016

Claire is a devoted midwife. Deeply worried by the upcoming closing of her maternity ward, her life is further shaken by the return of Beatrice, the whimsical lover of her deceased father.

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
Competition (out of competition)
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Martin PROVOST
    • Writer(s)
    • 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.
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