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The Guardians (15) S

Friday 14 September 2018 to Thursday 20 September 2018

The Guardians (15) S

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  • Director Xavier Beauvois
  • Origin France
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 129 minutes


"Superb. ★★★★★" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent


France 1915. The impact of the First World War is being felt across Europe as conscription forces the men to leave their homes for the battlefield. Hortense (Nathalie Baye), realising she has to hold up her family's farm with less than half the labour force hires a helping hand, Francine (newcomer Iris Bry). The young woman works hard and, with the arrival of Hortense's son Georges (Cyril Descours), finally feels she has a place she can call home. As the battle rages on, these women unite to keep both their family and society from collapsing.

French screen legend Nathalie Baye excels as Hortense in this beautifully shot period film.