Alexandre’s life is turned upside down when he discovers that the priest who molested him as a child has a new job working with kids in his hometown. As repressed memories surface, Alexandre sets out on a quest to confront his abuser and the church in order to put a stop to his actions, but he soon learns that the church’s loyalty lies with its own. In many ways the French answer to Tom McCarthy’s Oscar winner SPOTLIGHT, BY THE GRACE OF GOD is a sober and captivating drama based on real events, directed by the ever-prolific François Ozon.
BY THE GRACE OF GOD will be screened with English subtitles.
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Francois Ozon (France) Selected filmography: THE DOUBLE LOVER (BIFF 2016), FRANTZ (2016), THE NEW GIRLFRIEND (2014), YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL (2013), IN THE HOUSE (2012), POTICHE (2010), RICKY (2009)