France 2022
In French, subtitles in English
100 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Léa Fehner
Screenplay: Léa Fehner, Catherine Paillé
Cast: Khadija Kouyate, Héloïse Janjaud, Myriem Akheddiou
Production: Grégoire Debailly / Geko Films
Print Source: Pyramide International

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.

Nelia Naumanen

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.