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Midwife, The (12A)

Drama

A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

The critical consensus

You can tell almost exactly how matters will end but when it comes to pathos, sharp-eyed observation and barbed humour, The Midwife certainly delivers.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/07/2017

Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot give it their all in a moving, verging on sentimental, tale of homewrecking and home truths.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 07/07/2017

As solid and unassuming as a antique marble kitchen top.

***(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 07/07/2017

The two women could not be more different but their budding friendship makes for a very touching, endearing film.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 07/07/2017

Deneuve and Frot excel as contrasting women with an account to settle in a tale that combines realism and melodrama.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 09/07/2017

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday July 7, 2017, until Thursday July 13, 2017. More info: http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday July 21, 2017, until Thursday July 27, 2017. More info: www.filmhousecinema.com

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