The Guardians (Les gardiennes)

The Guardians (Les gardiennes)
  • 2017
  • Switzerland/France
  • 2h 18min
  • Directed by: Xavier Beauvois
  • Cast: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 17 August 2018

In rural France in 1915, Francine (Bry) falls for Georges (Descours), the soldier son of her employer, stoic matriarch Hortense (Baye). Subtle and languorously-paced story of WWI, which captures the emotional intensity of conflict and how it changes all those it touches.

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Performance times

Reading Film Theatre (0.0 miles)

Palmer Building, White Knights, Reading, England, RG6 2AH
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Tue 20 Nov


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The Guardians

13 Aug 20184 stars

Xavier Beauvois's World War I set drama highlights the turmoil and toil of those left behind

A World War I story told through the experiences of those left behind, The Guardians is no less powerful for the fact that it takes place a world away from the front line. In adapting the 1924 novel by Ernest Pérochon, director/co-writer Xavier Beauvois…

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