Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
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FRANCE • DRAMA • 109 MINS • 2017 • PG
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Mylène Demongeot
Screen legends Catherine Frot (Marguerite, AF FFF16) and Catherine Deneuve (3 Hearts, AF FFF15) unite for award winning writer, director Martin Provost’s hugely-anticipated new film. Fast-tracked to screen at the Festival directly from its World Premiere at the 2017 Berlinale and ahead of its French cinema release.

Claire (Frot) is a wonderfully gifted midwife. But over the years her sensitive ways and sense of pride and responsibility have started to clash with the efficiency driven methods of modern hospitals. Closer to the end of her career than its beginning, she has started to question her skills and the life she has chosen. Out of the blue, she receives a call from Béatrice (Deneuve), the extravagant mistress of her deceased father, who wants to meet again, 30 years after disappearing without a trace. Despite being opposites in every way, the over-conscientious Claire and the free-spirited Béatrice learn to accept one another and, by revealing long-held secrets, try to make up for lost years.

With The Midwife, Provost (whose brilliant 2008’s Séraphine won seven César Awards) has created a deeply affecting tale of two singular, strong women, and a celebration of two of French cinema’s most beloved stars.

French with English subtitles



      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A

BUY 1:40 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Verona
BUY 1:50 PMSunday 26 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 27 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 8:30 PMMonday 27 March Chauvel CinemaENCORE SCREENING
BUY 1:30 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 30 March Palace Verona
BUY 1:10 PMSaturday 25 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 4:30 PMSunday 26 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:30 PMSunday 26 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 27 March Palace Brighton BayENCORE SCREENING
BUY 9:15 PMMonday 27 March Palace WestgarthENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 28 March Kino CinemasENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 3 April Palace BalwynENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 4 April Palace Cinema ComoENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:15 PMMonday 27 March Electric
BUY 1:30 PMTuesday 28 March Electric
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 1 April Electric
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:45 PMSunday 26 March Palace Barracks
BUY 1:45 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Barracks
BUY 1:45 PMFriday 31 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Barracks
BUY 1:50 PMSunday 2 April Palace Centro
BUY 6:15 PMTuesday 4 April Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 7 April Palace Centro
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 8 April Palace Centro
BUY 4:00 PMSunday 9 April Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Nova
BUY 1:50 PMFriday 7 April Palace Nova
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 8 April Palace Nova
BUY 1:45 PMFriday 14 April Palace Nova
BUY 1:50 PMSunday 16 April Palace Nova
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 21 April Palace Nova
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 22 April Palace Nova
 4:30 PMSaturday 25 March Cinema Paradiso
 6:30 PMSaturday 25 March Windsor
 11:00 AMTuesday 28 March Cinema Paradiso
 6:30 PMTuesday 28 March Windsor
 4:15 PMFriday 31 March Cinema Paradiso
 8:45 PMSaturday 1 April Luna on SX
 11:00 AMWednesday 5 April Luna on SX
BUY 6:00 PMFriday 7 April State Cinema

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.


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