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THE GUARDIANS

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THE GUARDIANS
Original title LES GARDIENNES

Directed by Xavier Beauvois

FRANCE - 2017 - French - Pathe International

Themes :
Generalist - ALL, Drama, Period Films, Society, Women


1915. The men are at the front, and the women must take on the role of guardians of the farms.

1915. The men are at the front, and the women must take on the role of guardians of the farms. A mother, Hortense, a tireless worker, hires Francine, a young orphan from the welfare services to support her, because her own daughter is reluctant to ... Read All

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Time 138 min

CAST & CREW

Cast Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
Producer Sylvie Pialat, Benoit Quainon
Sceenwriter Xavier Beauvois, Frédérique Moreau, Ernest Pérochon
DOP Caroline Champetier
Music Michel Legrand
Sound Loïc Prian
Editing by Marie-Julie Maille
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    "The Guardians is a purely feminist war film, even though the war is not explicitly depicted, but rather hinted at. With his all-female leading cast, the director uses vivid colours to illustrate the way in which a purely agricultural society coped with one of the most devastating historical periods... Beauvois follows a classic linear narration, which doesn’t seem outdated but rather does justice to the grandeur of the subject. Spanning multiple periods and seasons, set within a picturesque frame by his regular cinematographer, Caroline Champetier, and paying great attention to detail, the film rouses some real emotions. The essence of this character-driven story is an old-school, subtle drama that really gets under the skin, exposing the necessary emotional intimacy."

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