1915. Life at the Paridier farm has changed dramatically since the men of the family left home to go and fight on the front line. Hortense Sandrail has taken over courageously but, although helped by her daughter Solange, she finds it hard to get by with all the workload. When harvest time comes, she makes up her mind to hire a farmhand a young orphan named Francine Rian…

Xavier Beauvois’s new movie brings together for the first time on screen Nathalie Baye and her daughter Laura Smet. Laura Smet is also the daughter of late Jaen-Philippe Smet aka Johnny Halliday. In 2010, Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men received the César Award for Best Film and Cannes´Grand Prix.

The Guardians

Les Gardiennes
Xavier Beauvois /  2017 /  138’
Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry