Sage femme (The Midwife)
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Festival in Media
Section: French Collection
Country: France /Belgium
Year: 2017


Sage femme (The Midwife)

color/117 minutes

Director: Martin Provost. Screenplay: Martin Provost. Cinematographer: Yves Cape. Editing: Albertine Lastera. Music: Grégoire Hetzel. Cast: Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire, Mylène Demongeot.

Claire is a tightly wound midwife who forms an unlikely friendship with Béatrice, her late father's free-spirited mistress. Though polar opposites, the two women come to rely on each other after Béatrice reveals that she has brain cancer.

A Curiosa Films, Versus Production, France 3 Cinéma
World Sales:
Memento Films

Martin Provost

Martin Provost (born 13 May 1957) is a French film director, writer and actor. He wrote and directed films such as Séraphine and Le Ventre de Juliette. His 2013 film Violette was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.





1992 Cocon (Short)
1997 Tortilla y cinema
2003 Le ventre de Juliette
2008 Séraphine
2011 The Long Falling
2013 Violette
2017 The Midwife