In this performance-driven crowd-pleaser headlined by two of the French cinema’s biggest stars, Catherine Frot (Marguerite) stars as Claire, the uptight, but deeply committed medical professional of the film’s title. Claire has carved out a life for herself, though she does struggle with the choices of her college-aged son and the corporatization of her field. An unexpected call from Béatrice (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’s Catherine Deneuve), her late father’s estranged mistress, will lead to even greater complications. Yet, despite their enormous differences, Claire and Béatrice will soon come to rely on one another, developing an unlikely friendship as Béatrice faces the greatest challenge of her life. Deneuve, in particular, enjoys “one of the best roles of her career,” according to Indiewire, in the latest from Martin Provost, the acclaimed director of Séraphine.
Director Martin Provost | 2017 | In French with English subtitles | 117 minutes | NR | DCP