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Midwife, The


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    $34.43
PUBLISHED: 7th March 2018
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The much-anticipated new film from Cesar-winning writer/director Martin Provost (Sraphine), THE MIDWIFE marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinemas most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a single mother. But change is in the air; the local community maternity ward where she has worked for decades is to be closed, and though she has a job offer from a larger corporate clinic, Claire struggles to reconcile their more efficiency-driven methods with her own. In the midst of this upheaval, she receives a call from Batrice (Deneuve), the extravagant mistress of her deceased father, who wants to meet again, thirty years after having disappeared without a trace. Batrice is a true free-spirit loud, vivacious, and seemingly without guilt. Claire agrees to meet with her, but is decidedly less than enthusiastic about delving into the secrets of the past, let alone prepared to respond to a plea for helpProvost has made a name for himself with indelible portraits of women, but reaches new heights with this exquisite depiction of feminine strengths and frailties. THE MIDWIFE memorably and movingly questions the value of change, but also whether steak, chips and red wine can really be considered a healthy lunch.
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  • DVD
    $34.43
PUBLISHED: 7th March 2018
ANNOTATION:
The much-anticipated new film from Cesar-winning writer/director Martin Provost (Sraphine), THE MIDWIFE marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinemas most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a single mother. But change is in the air; the local community maternity ward where she has worked for decades is to be closed, and though she has a job offer from a larger corporate clinic, Claire struggles to reconcile their more efficiency-driven methods with her own. In the midst of this upheaval, she receives a call from Batrice (Deneuve), the extravagant mistress of her deceased father, who wants to meet again, thirty years after having disappeared without a trace. Batrice is a true free-spirit loud, vivacious, and seemingly without guilt. Claire agrees to meet with her, but is decidedly less than enthusiastic about delving into the secrets of the past, let alone prepared to respond to a plea for helpProvost has made a name for himself with indelible portraits of women, but reaches new heights with this exquisite depiction of feminine strengths and frailties. THE MIDWIFE memorably and movingly questions the value of change, but also whether steak, chips and red wine can really be considered a healthy lunch.

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The much-anticipated new film from Cesar-winning writer/director Martin Provost (Sraphine), THE MIDWIFE marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinemas most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a single mother. But change is in the air; the local community maternity ward where she has worked for decades is to be closed, and though she has a job offer from a larger corporate clinic, Claire struggles to reconcile their more efficiency-driven methods with her own. In the midst of this upheaval, she receives a call from Batrice (Deneuve), the extravagant mistress of her deceased father, who wants to meet again, thirty years after having disappeared without a trace. Batrice is a true free-spirit loud, vivacious, and seemingly without guilt. Claire agrees to meet with her, but is decidedly less than enthusiastic about delving into the secrets of the past, let alone prepared to respond to a plea for helpProvost has made a name for himself with indelible portraits of women, but reaches new heights with this exquisite depiction of feminine strengths and frailties. THE MIDWIFE memorably and movingly questions the value of change, but also whether steak, chips and red wine can really be considered a healthy lunch.

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French cinema at its best

Product Details

Genre
Drama
Format
DVD
Rating
PG
Run Time
112
Publisher
Madman Entertainment
Region
4
Director
Martin Provost
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire, Mylène Demongeot, Pauline Etienne, Audrey Dana, Pauline Parigot, Marie Gili-Pierre, Jeanne Rosa, Élise Oppong, Ingrid Heiderscheidt, Jacques Mechelany, Ana Rodriguez, Karidja Touré
Year
2018
Studio
Palace Enterprises
Subtitle Language
English
Number of Discs
1
Rating Advice
Mild Themes And Coarse Language
Production Year
2017
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Aspect Ratio Detail
16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen
Dubbing Language
French
Primary Audio
Dolby Digital 5.1
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