The Midwife – A French Affair
It will be a delightful French affair at an advance preview screening of The Midwife at the newly refurbished Palace Centro Cinema on James Street. Following its great success at the 2017 French Film Festival The Midwife marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinema’s most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. Palace Centro Cinema is partnering with the Alliance Francaise de Brisbane on Tuesday October 24 for a preview screening of The Midwife preceded by a drink on arrival and a cheese tasting.
Tuesday October 24
6:16pm arrival for 7.00pm screening
Includes a drink on arrival, cheese tasting and film
Tickets $20 Alliance Francaise de Brisbane members and Movie Club
$25 General Admission
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The much-anticipated new film from Cesar-winning writer/director Martin Provost (Séraphine), THE MIDWIFE (PG) marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinema’s 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 Béatrice (Deneuve), 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.