The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)
Fri, June 22 at 7:45pm
Sun, June 24 at 7:45pm
Award-winning director Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) takes his impressionist lens to rural France during World War I, where the resilient women of the Paridier farm are challenged like never before after the men are sent to the front. Struggling to keep the farm alive, family matriarch Hortense (Nathalie Baye) and daughter Solange (Laura Smet) find help in the unlikely form of a 20-year-old Francine (Iris Bry), whose arrival may just be what they need to survive but will have an irreversible impact on their family dynamic.
“One of the year’s most affecting love stories.” – Simon Abrams, The Village Voice
“A genuinely astounding piece of filmmaking which is as beautiful as it is essential.” – Linda Marric, heyuguys.com