The Guardians (Les gardiennes)
- 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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Reviews & features
The Guardians13 Aug 2018
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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