• World Focus
The Guardians
[ Les Gardiennes ]
Director: Xavier Beauvois
  • Drama
Asian Premiere
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© 2017 – les films du Worso – Rita Productions – KNM – Pathé Production – Orange Studio – France 3 Cinéma – Versus production – RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Schedule & Ticket
EX Theater Roppongi
10/26 15:55- (134min)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
10/30 20:10- (134min)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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The year is 1916, the year of Verdun, perhaps the most important year for the French of the entire war. The women of the Pardier farm, under the deft hand of the family's matriarch, must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. When a young outsider to the area arrives, her help is initially welcomed; Francine is a good worker, honest and upright. But when the sons return on leave, emotions are stirred, in turn ruffling local sensibilities — and prompting a powerful narrative pivot.
Director Xavier Beauvois

Xavier Beauvois was born in Auchel, France. He worked for a time as assistant director to André Téchiné and Manoel de Oliveira before directing his own features, which include Nord (1991), Never Forget You’re Going to Die (1995), To Matthieu (2000), The Young Lieutenant (2005), Of Gods and Men (2010), which was screened at TIFF, and The Price of Fame (2014). The Guardians (2017) is his latest work.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Xavier Beauvois
Screenplay : Frédérique Moreau
Screenplay/Editor : Marie-Julie Maille
Cinematographer : Caroline Champetier
Producer : Sylvie Pialat
Producer : Benoît Quainon
Production Designer : Yann Mégard
Cast Nathalie Baye
Laura Smet
Iris Bry
Cyril Descours
Gilbert Bonneau
Olivier Rabourdin
134min. Color French | 2017 France/Switzerland |
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