The Midwife (2017)

“The Midwife” (France, 2017, drama, 117 minutes, not rated)

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars co-star in a bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father.

Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in a  character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).