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Cinema

A captivating addition to the filmography of the first world war: The Guardians reviewed

18 August 2018

9:00 AM

18 August 2018

9:00 AM

There are moments in The Guardians when you can imagine you’re in the wrong art form. Time stills, the frame all but freezes, and the film seems to have taken a left turn into an exhibition of fetching French landscapes and interiors from the early 20th century. The camera hovers over the harrowed earth, admires the sturdy sunlit front of a farmhouse, lingers thoughtfully on a face.

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