François ozone's Film "Grâce à Dieu" about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the French cinema. The Drama, which was awarded on Saturday at the Berlin film festival with a Silver bear as the Grand prize of the Jury, may start on Wednesday as planned.
It is in the ozone Film, the true case of the pedophile priest Bernard Preynat from the diocese of Lyon, to have needs in the eighties, dozens of minors, scouts miss – the process against him is still to come. And cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the is since January in Lyon, with six other accused before the court, because he should have covered Preynat.Director François Ozon was awarded for "Grâce à Dieu" at the Berlin film festival the Grand prize of the Jury.Photo: Odd ANDERSEN / AFP
Bernard Preynat had tried through his lawyer Emmanuel Mercinier to obtain an injunction against the film's release, citing the principle of presumption of innocence. The application was rejected on Monday by a Paris court, on the grounds of the Film way in the end yeah the fact that the priest was not convicted. Preynats lawyer wants to appeal, even if the release can not be stopped. Tsp (dpa)