With his exceptionally beautiful piece of slow cinema 'The Guardian's' opening exclusively in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema this weekend, rediscover Xavier Beauvois' powerful, BAFTA-nominated 'Of Gods and Men' from 2010.
Inspired by true events, this powerful and affecting film tells the story of a group of Cistercian monks living in the remote mountains of North Africa.
When an Islamic fundamentalist group massacres a team of foreign workers, fear sweeps though the region and the brothers are faced with abandoning their monastery and the community who depend on them, or make the courageous decision to stay.
Building to an extraordinarily moving climax, Xavier Beauvois’ beautifully directed, immaculately performed and award-winning drama has been acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece - and features a superb ensemble cast including Michael Lonsdale and Lambert Wilson.
★★★★ "Tender and quietly terrifying, deeply beautiful and genuinely inspirational" - Angie Errigo, Empire
★★★★★ "Thrillingly audacious, moving and real" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian