BY THE GRACE OF GOD
a film by Francoiz Ozon
Coming To VOD February 18
Arrives on DVD beginning March 3, 2020
BY THE GRACE OF GOD tells the story of three adult men–Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet) and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud)—who come together to expose the code of silence that continues to enable the priest who abused them as boys. The men go to great lengths to denounce the perpetrator and the institution that has always protected him, a risky endeavor that endangers their relationships with their families, along with compromising their own fragile selves.
The true story upon which the film is based is an ongoing scandal in France, with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon, convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Preynat.
BY THE GRACE OF GOD is the 18th feature-length film by the prolific writer/director François Ozon, who made his feature directorial debut with the 1998 comedy SITCOM. It is his third to be distributed by Music Box Films, following the 2010 comedy POTICHE and the 2016 drama Frantz.