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By the Grace of God Grâce à Dieu

Synopsis

In this gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, the veteran French filmmaker (Frantz) chronicles the story of religious family man Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud) who is grappling with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of a priest. Dramatizing real-world events, Ozon traces how Alexandre’s decision to divulge the details of his own experience prompts others to come forward, forcing the Catholic Church to take action against one of its own.

“Finding the right distance with which to approach such delicate material and avoiding melodramatic excesses, […] François Ozon delivers a film that is both strong and modest, implacable and sensitive, incisive and respectful.”
-Cineuropa

  •  French with subtitles

Screenings

By the Grace of God: Tue, Oct 22 @ 5:45 pm

Director François Ozon

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By the Grace of God: Wed, Oct 23 @ 8:30 pm

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Penelope R. Steiner