Film of the week: The Guardians depic...

Film of the week: The Guardians depicts a cruel betrayal on the home front

In Xavier's Beauvois's beautiful new film, Nathalie Baye is magnificent as the matriarch overseeing home and harvest during the First World War, while her son falls for her new farmhand Francine. The opening images of Xavier Beauvois 's The Guardians present two views of the cruelty of war.

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