By the Grace of God
aka Grâce à Dieu
First screened in October 2019
Director: François Ozon. Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud, Éric Caravaca, Bernard Verley, François Mathouret, Martine Erhel, Aurélia Petit, Hélène Vincent, François Chattot, Julie Duclos, Amélia Daure, Josiane Balasko, Jeanne Rosa, Max Libert, Nicolas Bauwens, Timi-Joy Marbot, Zuri François, Zéli Marbot, Laurence Roy, Jacques Lagarde, Stéphane Brel, Pauline Ziad, Frédéric Pierrot, Baya Rehaz, Fejria Deliba, Nicolas Bridet, Martine Schambacher, Serge Flamenbeaum, Arnaud Viard, Xavier de Guillebon, Stanislas Stanic, Alexandre Steiger, Vincent Berger, Damien Juillerot, Christina Sinniger. Screenplay: François Ozon.

Twitter Capsule: Fast yet methodical, collective yet individuated, nuanced yet enraged. An amazing act of controlled narration.

VOR:   Filmmaking likely to be undervalued: not just managing of multiple plotlines but of competing temporalities and arrival at cachophonous conclusion.



Photo © 2019 Mandarin Films/FOZ/Music Box Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–


Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize

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