Set in a public maternity ward, the film follows Louise and Sofia, two young midwives at the beginning of their careers. They quickly encounter the challenges of everyday hospital life, as the midwives around them are fighting to do their job humanely in the middle of a broken health-care system. During the making of the movie, director Léa Fehner spent long times at hospitals following the work of real midwives, which resulted in a touching and intensive movie.
Even though Midwives is sometimes graphic to the point that the most sensitive watcher might need to close their eyes, it also manages to pierce through one’s brain straight into the part that feels, emphasizes, and is affected – leaving one sitting empty and speechless after watching it, like only a movie can.
On August 27th, the screening at Kino Tapiola is an age-restricted screening for individuals aged 18 and above, with alcohol beverages available from the Kinobaari.