Two of France’s most distinguished stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot share the screen in this touching tale of the unlikely connection of opposites. Claire (Frot) is a dedicated and tireless midwife whose sense of pride and responsibility clash with the impersonal efficiency of modern hospitals. She’s raised her son solo and is well pleased that he’s made it to medical school. One day she receives a strange phone call, a voice from the past. Béatrice (Deneuve), the free-spirited mistress of her late father, has pressing news and wants to see her again, over a drink, 30 years after having disappeared without a trace.
France / 117 min / WATCH THE TRAILER
Catherine Deneuve, is a joy, with her funny combination of natural dignity and utter confusion, and surface cynicism that yet loves every moment — the most fun, wise and jolly person in any room she enters, yet capable of the sudden plunge into pained and deep emotion. If you want to fall in love with Catherine Deneuve, don’t start with her youth. Start with her here, in her 70s, and then work your way back. – San Francisco Chronicle
Fri and Sat, Sept 22 and 23
The Teacher 7pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
The Midwife 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs – Last Chance!
Sun, Sept 24
The Teacher 5:15 @ Bear’s Place
The Midwife 7:45 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!