One of world cinema’s most prolific auteurs, François Ozon ('L'Amant Double') returns this week with the rousing and engrossing true story 'By the Grace of God'. Rediscover his stunning monochrome drama 'Frantz' from 2017 - nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice and Best Film at London Film Festival.
In a small German town in 1919, Anna mourns every day at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in battle during World War I. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman, Adrien, also laying flowers at the grave. Together they begin to bond over their shared grief, though Anna is intrigued by the enigmatic nature of Adrien’s relationship with her fiancé. As the pair become increasingly close, long buried secrets are revealed that will change the fabric of their lives and take them across a wearied and battle-scarred Europe.
A masterfully told story of romance, grief and guilt featuring two remarkable lead performances from newcomers Paula Beer and Pierre Niney.
★★★★ "A human drama with an aching heart set against a winningly old fashioned canvas" - Phil de Semlyen, Empire
★★★★ "Stunning" - Nigel M Smith, The Guardian
★★★★ "Every bit as handsome, teasing and therapeutically smart as we’ve come to expect from the prolific French director" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph