The Guardians

Directed by: Xavier Beauvois

Narrative

Total Runtime: 134 min

Country of Origin: France

Awards:
Cesar Award Nominee for Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Most Promising Actress.

Matheson
Saturday June - 2 - 8:00 pm

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“This is a picture which embraces the gentle rhythms of a simple lifestyle, set against a backdrop of fundamental and permanent change.”

Wendy Ide, Screen International.

“This is a picture which embraces the gentle rhythms of a simple lifestyle, set against a backdrop of fundamental and permanent change.”

This French World War I drama–from the director of Of Gods and Men, a Cannes Film Festival winner– focuses on the women left behind during wartime to work a family farm. An affecting drama of love, loss and resilience, family matriarch Hortense (Nathalie Baye) reluctantly brings in an outsider, the hard-working teenage orphan Francine (Iris Bry), to help her work the land as an emotional family drama unfolds.  The beauty of the French countryside is ever-evident in stunning painterly images bathed in natural light. In French with English subtitles.

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