- Category: Arts & Culture
- Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 11:28
- Written by Nita Teoh
In his latest movie By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu), Director François Ozon (Frantz, Swimming Pool, 8 Femmes) tackles some highly sensitive and challenging issues in regards to the sexual abuse of children by priests.
The movie centres around main character Alexandre Guerin (Melvil Poupaud), who at age 40 is happily married with a lovely wife and 5 children.
Beneath that happy family life, his intense memories of being sexually abused by a priest during his childhood days continue to haunt him.
When Alexandre discovers that this same priest is still working with young children, he decides to take action and lift the veil of silence on his long standing secret.
His journey to seek justice unwinds with many interesting turns – bringing forth other victims who share their stories of hurt and the widespread impacts that it has had on their families.