Gifted midwife Claire has led a quiet life dedicated to her profession, but when the local maternity ward closes, she is forced to work for a larger corporate clinic where she struggles to adjust. Meanwhile, she receives a call from her late father's mistress Beatrice who would like to meet again after thirty years. When they rendezvous Claire is reluctant to delve into the secrets of the past, or respond to a plea for help. César-winning director Martin Provost directs two of French cinema's most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, in an exquisite depiction of femininity, friendship, and change.
Sage femme premiered in Competition at this year's Berlinale and is opening Friday, July 21st at the Angelika.