This sumptuous evocation of the French countryside from director Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) tells the story of the women left to manage a farm following the departure of the men to fight in WW1. Under the leadership of Hortense (Baye) they work the farm with Hortense, reluctantly bringing in teenage orphan Francine (Bry) to help her daughter Solange (Smet). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred, especially when the men return home on leave.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
France 2018 135m subtitles