A face-off between an older and a younger woman when an unlikely friendship develops between talented hospital midwife Claire (Catherine Frot) and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the glamorous estranged mistress of Claire’s late father who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Claire is initially furious at the opening of old wounds between them, but though polar opposites in almost every way the two cope with the unusual situation in this sharp character study, behind which is a tale of hospital closures and healthcare policy.
“Catherine Deneuve … makes you sit forward with how vivid and supercharged her acting is.” Tim Robey, The Guardian
- Newlyn Filmhouse
France 2017 117m subtitles