In this fierce, compassionate drama, the first world war casts a terrible shadow over a farming community.
Les Gardiennes, the female guardians, were the women who worked the land in France during the first world war. This richly compassionate, fiercely acted and beautifully shot period drama is about the second conflict, the battle of wills on the home front, as its characters struggle to maintain a family farm in the Deux-Sèvres region of western France.
Director: Xavier Beauvois.
Cast: Nathalie Bye, Laura Smet and Iris Bye.
Running time: 138 minutes.
Both screenings will be subtitled.