Programme 2019

By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu)

Director: François Ozon


India Premiere

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.

Director's Bio

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.