The Guardians (15)

The Guardians
F-Rated

This film is F-Rated

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This film was last shown on 30 August 2018

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience, The Guardians unfolds in the lush French countryside as World War I ravages quietly in the background.

Hortense and her daughter Solange work tirelessly to uphold their farm whilst their men are at war, struggling to keep everything ticking over, they hire a young woman and welcome her into their family.

This beautifully painted story luxuriates in its countryside setting, meandering through the days of a trio of women left behind.

Director
Xavier Beauvois
Country
France, Switzerland
Year
2018
Duration
138 mins
Language
French
Cast
Iris Bry, Laura Smet, Nathalie Baye

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