Gifted midwife Claire 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 Béatrice, the extravagant mistress of her deceased father, who wants to meet again, thirty years after having disappeared without a trace. Béatrice 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 help…
Provost has made a name for himself with indelible portraits of women, but reaches new heights with this exquisite depiction of feminine strengths and frailties.
"Classy, rich and nuanced...Frot and Deneuve give an acting masterclass" - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"Infectious. Provost clearly enjoys making films about women and he does it very well." - SUNDAY AGE
"A bittersweet delight written to order for two consummate performers" - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"Funny, sad and moving - a richly moving human crowd pleaser about friendship, forgiveness and rolling with the punches" - INDIEWIRE
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet
Director: Martin Provost
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