Claire is a tightly-wound midwife on the cusp of losing her job at a small clinic. Amid this upheaval, enter Béatrice, the estranged mistress of her late father seeking redemption. Claire wants nothing to do with the woman who deserted her 35 years ago and drove her forlorn father to suicide. But Béatrice is dying and hell-bent on making amends.
An inveterate fantasist with a penchant for the bottle but irresistible charm, the exuberant septuagenarian steadily chips away at Claire’s defences. Teetering between tragedy and hope, the bittersweet two-hander sparkles with warmth. A harrowing lesson in forgiveness…
Film: Sage Femme
Director: Martin Provost
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot
From France Today magazine
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