BY THE GRACE OF GOD (15)

PHOENIX FRINGE

14:00 WED 20 NOV

20:30 THURS 21 NOV

PHOENIX CINEMA

138 MINS

Directed by François Ozon

Three men try to dismantle the code of silence around historic sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day he learns by chance that the priest who abused him when he was in scouts is still working with children. He decided to take action and is soon joined by two other victims of the priest, François and Emmanuel. They band together to ‘lift the burden of silence’ surrounding their ordeal. But the repercussions and consequences will leave no one unscathed.

Gripping true-life French drama from François Ozon. An urgent portrait of resistance, based on events from the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat.