WHO’S IN IT?

Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can), Iris Bry (film debut), Laura Smet (Yves Saint Laurent), Cyril Descours (Accomplices), Gilbert Bonneau (film debut), Olivier Rabourdin (Of Gods and Men), Nicolas Giraud (Taken)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men), director, writer; Marie-Julie Maille (The Price of Fame), writer, editor; Frédérique Moreau (Murderers), writer; Sylvie Pialat (Timbuktu) and Benoît Quainon (Valley of Love), producers; Michel Legrand (Yentl), composer; Caroline Champetier (Holy Motors), cinematographer

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

It is 1915, and life on the Paridier family farm has changed since the men have left home to go fight in the Great War. Family matriarch Hortense Sandrail (Baye) takes over business on the farm, and with her daughter Solange (Smet) and hired maid Francine (Bry) she forms an effective trio that prove to handle the everyday farm work sufficiently while the men continue to be absent…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

From the director of the award-winning Of Gods and Men comes a dramatic and empowering film about the women who stayed home during wartime to make sure that things ran smooth while the rest of the world slowly went mad.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 17TH AUGUST 2018