Director Francois Ozon (left) and actor Francois Marthouret on the set of By the Grace of God.

By the Grace of God: Francois Ozon on his Catholic Church abuse drama, France’s version of Spotlight

  • Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Ozon’s latest film focuses on the sexual abuse scandal behind the ongoing trial of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin
  • The French director says he never intended to make a political film, but just wanted to raise questions and contribute to public debate
Topic |   European films

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Director Francois Ozon (left) and actor Francois Marthouret on the set of By the Grace of God.
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(From left) Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d’Arcy James in a scene from Spotlight (2015).

Classic American films: Spotlight – important and good journalism drama, and Oscar-winning too

  • The film is inspired by The Boston Globe’s 2001 investigation into systemic child abuse covered up by the Catholic Church, which won a Pulitzer Prize
  • Frank and unflashy, it works like good journalism, letting the awful facts speak for themselves
Topic |   American films

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(From left) Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d’Arcy James in a scene from Spotlight (2015).
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