Les Gardiennes

TitleLes Gardiennes
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBeauvois, Xavier
Running Time2h 18min
Date ReleasedUSA 2018
DistributorPathé; Music Box Films
CountryFrance; United States; Japan; UK
Publication LanguageFrench

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return from the front on short leaves. (Rotten Tomatoes)


Nathalie Baye; Laura Smet; Iris Bry


Les Films du Worso; Pathé (co-production); France 3 Cinéma (co-production); Versus Production (co-production); Rita Productions (co-production); Orange Studio (co-production); KNM (co-production); Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)


Drama; War

Translated TitleThe Guardians
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