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.

Read review

Performance times

Reading Film Theatre (0.0 miles)

Palmer Building, White Knights, Reading, England, RG6 2AH
Add to favourites

Tue 20 Nov

£4–£50

Reviews & features

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…

Tell us more about this listing.