THE MIDWIFE

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Dir. Martin Provost | 2017 | French with English Subtitles | 117 minutes

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this 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 this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).

Catherine Deneuve is in one of her best roles of her career.” – Ben Croll, Indiewire
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“A stellar cast with terrific performances…a crowd-pleaser!” – Justin Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter 
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“A bittersweet delight. Rich, thoughtful, and funny.”  – Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
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*Special Guest Speaker – Delphine Selles-Alvarez:
Before joining FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) as its film curator in May 2013, Delphine Selles-Alvarez was the film program officer at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. In that capacity, she worked with US film institutions, museums, micro-cinemas and universities across the United States to bring French and Francophone cinema to their audience. She oversaw the touring retrospectives of such filmmakers as Jacques Rivette, Alain Resnais and Robert Bresson and organized the US visits Olivier Assayas, Arnaud Desplechin and Claire Denis, among others. She served on the jury of the Mercorel Prize at the 2010 Cinéma du Réel, one of France’s most important documentary festival in France. Delphine Selles-Alvarez is a member of the film selection committee of the Tournées Festival, a grant-giving program that supports the screening of French films on university campuses. She also serves on the board of the film distribution company Big World Pictures (Stop the Pounding HeartCurlingA Summer’s TaleAferim)

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