Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)
The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (R) Release Date: July 6th, 2018
Runtime: 2 hr. 18 min.
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Genres: Drama
Starring: Nathalie Baye, Iris Bry, Laura Smet, Cyril Descours
An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I in The Guardians. 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, 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. Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War. (Fully subtitled)Art Cinema Showcase presentation, all seats $6
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