|Sun 7th October||7.30pm|
Dir: Xavier Beauvois | France | 2017 | 135 mins | French w/English subtitles
Cast: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours, Gilbert Bonneau
Director Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) returns with a fiercely compassionate wartime epic. In 1915 on the Paridier farm: Madame Hortense (Nathalie Baye) and her daughter (Laura Smet) must take over when their men leave for the WWI front. They work tirelessly, worrying ceaselessly about the soldiers who rarely get leave to return; and hire a young ward of the state to help: Francine (Iris Bry), who believes that she has finally found a family… Beautifully composed, vivid with pathos, The Guardians is a quietly devastating story about resilience and the costs of conflict.
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