Les gardiennes / The Guardians

TitleLes gardiennes / The Guardians
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBeauvois, Xavier
Running Time2h 18min
DistributorPraesens-Film, Pathé, Paradiso Entertainment
CountrySwitzerland, France, Belgium
Publication LanguageFrench, English

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, 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, to help her daughter Solange. 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]

Original PublicationLes gardiennes
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