THE MID­WIFE/SAGE FEMME ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

Di­rected by Martin Provost… Star­ring Cather­ine Frot, Cather­ine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet, My­lene De­mon­geot This ought to have been a slam­dunk. A pla­tonic Manic Pixie Dream Girl movie fea­tur­ing not just the grand­est of dames, but all of the Cather­ines, all at once? As writ­ten and di­rected by Provost ( Seraphine, Vi­o­lette), the last of the great mak­ers of what Golden Age Hol­ly­wood called women’s pic­tures? Did we men­tion that Beatrice has a brain tu­mour? Sadly, it’s a bit flat and lack­ing in in­ven­tion. Stan­dard Mid­dle-Brow French Movie. Club, QFT, Belfast; IFI, Dublin, 117 min

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