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The Guardians (Les gardiennes)

Country: France
Language: French with subtitles
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Runtime: 138 minutes
Rating: PG
Date: October 13, 2018 at 5:00pm
Location: Salmar Classic Theatre

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A small village in rural France is where this story begins in 1915 and ends in 1920. While their men are away fighting in the war, the women assume prominent roles on the farm. When the men return from the front, they find adjustment a challenge as they carry the memories of horrors in the trenches. This is one of the most beautifully photographed and quietly told stories of women abiding the tyranny of war with an aplomb unseen in modern cinema.

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