By The Grace of God

2019| 15| 137 mins| /

Dir: Francois Ozon
Starring: Melvin Poupaud, Denis Menochet, Swann Arlaud

in French with English subtitles

 

Francois Ozon‘s (Frantz) gripping drama follows three men who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago. Based on events from the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, By The Grace of God┬ácompassionately illustrates the varying effects of trauma on survivors and their families in this urgent portrait of resistance, the power of mobilization, and the mysteries of faith.