The Guardians



St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 11:40 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 6:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Les gardiennes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Culture & Society
Historical Drama
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:135 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Music Box
Director:Xavier Beauvois
Producer:Sylvie Pialat
Benoit Quianon
Pauline Gygax
Max Karli
Michel Merkt
Cinematographer:Caroline Champetier
Screenwriter:Xavier Beauvois
Frederique Moreau
Marie-Julie Maille
Editor:Marie-Julie Maille
Composer:Michel Legrand
Principal Cast:Nathalie Baye
Iris Bry
Laura Smet
Cyril Descours
Gilbert Bonneau
Olivier Rabourdin
Nicolas Giraud
Mathilde Viseux
Yann Bean
Filmography:Nord ('91)
Don't Forget You're Going to Die ('95)
To Matthieu ('00)
Le petit lieutenant ('05)
Of Gods and Men ('10)
The Price of Fame ('14)


A drama from Cannes Grand Prix winner Xavier Bervois, The Guardians is set during World War I and follows the women of the Paridier family. On their farm in rural France, they work to defend their home against hardship and attacks while the men of the family are away at the front lines of the War.

Adapted from author Ernest Perchon’s 1924 novel of the same name, The Guardians showcases a roster of stellar performances from actors Nathalie Baye as the family matriarch Hortense, Laurie Smet as daughter Solange and Iris Bry as a young farmhand named Francine. A transitionary narrative, The Guardians follows Hortense, Solange and Francine through their lives apart from the men of the family as well as during the reunion and its aftermath, where it becomes heartbreakingly clear that nothing will ever be the same.

Director Biography

Xavier Beauvois Xavier Beauvois was born on March 20th in 1967 in France. A multifaceted artists, Beavois is an actor, screenwriter and filmmaker whose debut-feature Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die (‘95) earned him the Cannes Jury Prize.


"A sober, quietly affecting wartime drama." - Hollywood Reporter


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