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BY THE GRACE OF GOD GRÂCE À DIEU
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DRAMA / FRANCE / 2019 / 137 MINS / M

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

The prolific and ever unpredictable French auteur François Ozon turns from last year’s provocative Double Lover (AF FFF2018) to grapple with an equally confronting topic – sexual assault in the Catholic Church.

Alexandre (Melville Poupaud, Laurence Anyways, AF FFF2013; In Bed With Victoria, AF FFF2017) lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, quite by chance, he discovers that the priest who abused him when he was a member of a boy scout troop is still working with children.

Determined to see justice served, Alexandre re-establishes contact with his boyhood friends – also victims of the same priest – François (Denis Ménochet, Custody, AF FFF2018, Inglorious Basterds) and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud, winner of last year’s César Award for Best Actor in Bloody Milk, AF FFF2018). The men vow to ‘lift the burden of silence’. However, as the institutional weight and power of the Catholic Church bears down on this defiant group of survivors determined to tell their story, no one is left unscathed.

Reuniting Poupaud and Ozon, By the Grace of God is a harrowing tale of innocence lost, the abuse of trust and often futile search for revenge, yet one told in a manner that is pure Ozon.

DIRECTED BY: FRANÇOIS OZON

STARRING: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud, Josianne Balasko

NOMINATED: Best Film, Berlin International Film Festival 2019

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      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
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BUY  1:00 PMSat 23 MarPalace Westgarth
BUY  12:45 PMSun 24 MarKino Cinemas
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BUY  12:30 PMSat 30 MarPalace Balwyn
BUY  6:00 PMMon 1 AprPalace Brighton Bay
BUY  6:00 PMFri 5 AprPalace Westgarth
BUY  8:50 PMSat 6 AprPalace Brighton Bay
BUY  6:00 PMSun 7 AprPalace Balwyn
BUY  3:40 PMMon 8 AprPalace Cinema Como
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