THE GUARDIANS

Xavier Beauvois

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Synopsis

1915. At the Paridier farm, a mother and her daughter have taken over the farmwork in the absence of the men who have gone off to fight. Working relentlessly, their life follows the rhythms of difficult labor and the occasional return of the men on leave. Hortense, the mother, employs Francine, a young woman who grew up in state care, to help her on the farm. Francine believes she has finally found a family...

Script

Xavier Beauvois, Frédérique Moreau and Marie-Julie Maille, based upon Ernest Pérochon's novel, Les Gardiennes

Casting

Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry

Producers

Les films du Worso

Rita Productions (Suisse)

Pathé

Orange Studio

France  3 Cinéma

KNM

Versus production

Financial partners

CNC (Avance sur Recettes), Eurimages, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, Soficas Soficinéma, Indéfilms, Cofinova, Cinéfeel Prod, Inver Tax Shelter, Cinéforom, Mission pour le centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, Caisse d'Epargne-Ile-de-France

French distribution

& International sales

Diffusion

Pathé 

Canal +, Ciné +, France TV, TSR

French release

December 6th, 2017

Festivals & awards

• Toronto (TIFF) - New contemporary Cinema

• César 2018 - 4 nominations