By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu)
Director: François Ozon
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France | Year: 2018
Language(s): French | Time: 137 mins
Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. When he learns that the priest who abused him when he was in scouts is still working with children, he decides to take action, and is soon joined by two other victims of the priest. They band together to lift the burden of silence surrounding their ordeal. But the repercussions will leave no one unscathed.
François Ozon is a French director and screenwriter, who has had four of his films in Competition at the Berlinale. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (Gouttes d'Eau sur Pierres Brûlantes, 2000), won the Teddy Award. The comedy 8 Women (8 Femmes, 2002) won the Silver Bear. Under the Sand (Sous le Sable, 2000) and Swimming Pool (2003) were screened in the Homage programme in 2019.