FRANCE, 1915. The men are away at war, and women like Hortense and her daughter Solange, are manning the homefront, and taking charge of the running of the farm.
With the harvest approaching, Hortense hires Francine, a young woman who proves invaluable help, but when Hortense’s son George returns on leave, romance develops, upsetting the natural balance in the process.
This is French film The Guardians, which will be screened by the Galway Film Society in the Pálás Cinema on Sunday October 21 and Monday 22. For tickets see www.palas.ie