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French priest loses bid to block Ozon’s child abuse film

A French court on Monday rejected an attempt to block the release of a film by acclaimed director François Ozon based on real-life victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, two days after it picked up a prize at the Berlin Film Festival.Ozon, 51, worked for years in secret on "By the Grace of God", which won plaudits and the runner-up Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale on Saturday.It is the most-high profile dramatisation of the systematic cover-up of widespread sexual molestation by clergy since the Oscar-winning "Spotlight", set in Boston and released in 2015.

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