Berlin and Cannes Winners

By the Grace of God

Grâce à Dieu

Film info Trailer

  • Country:Francuska
  • Director:François Ozon
  • Year:2019
  • Duration:137'
  • Actors:Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud, Josiane Balasko

Storyline

Alexandre lives with his wife and children in Lyon. One day he discovers by chance that the priest who abused him when he was a boy scout is still working with young people. Long repressed memories awaken. Distraught, Alexandre finally finds the courage to take action against the man. His search for further victims of the clergyman, who is highly respected in his office, leads Alexandre to François and Emmanuel. Each of these three men is struggling with himself in a different way. And each of them will have to do battle with the shadows of their past in order to cope with the far-reaching consequences of this process. The creation of the self-help organisation ‘La Parole Libérée’ (The Liberated Word) is just the first step. Based on the real case of Father Bernard Preynat who in 2016 was charged with sexually assaulting around 70 boys in Lyon.

About the director

François Ozon was born 15 November 1967 in Paris. After his graduation, Ozon made a number of inventive short films, one of which, Une robe d'ete, he showed at Cannes to great acclaim. His later films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality. He has achieved international acclaim for his films 8 femmes (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003). Ozon is considered to be one of the most important young French film directors in the new “New Wave” in French cinema, as well as a group of French filmmakers associated with a "cinema du corps/cinema of the body".

Screening schedule

  • 05.07.2019.

    Castle Eltz park

    21:15h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
Partners
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • Bobi
  • Turistička zajednica Vukovarsko-srijemske zajednice
Sponsors
  • Elatus
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo
  • PBZ

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