French priest files to delay release of sex abuse victim film premiering in Berlin 

The French release of a film based on real-life cases of sex abuse allegedly committed by a French priest, which is being premiered Friday at the Berlin film festival, could be delayed. Lawyers for the priest in question, who is accused of molesting more than 80 boys, say the film should not be shown until after his trial later this year.

Director Francois Ozon’s film By The Grace Of God tells the story of a group of survivors of abuse at the hands of Lyon-based priest, Bernard Preyant. Ozon worked in secret with several members of a survivor’s group that has gathered testimony of dozens of people who claim to have been abused by Preynat in Lyon.

Preynat is to be tried on sexual violence charges involving ten children. The allegations came out after a former scout, Francois Devaux went public in 2015 with allegations that the priest had abused him as a child 25 years earlier.

Preynat was suspended by the church later in 2015, and it later emerged that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, had confronted him about the allegations five years earlier, and later went to the Vatican, but never contacted law enforcement authorities.

Barbarin and five other church officials and members are waiting for a verdict on charges of covering up the abuse and failing to protect children.

A photographer from Caen wants to show the true face of the homeless

The photographer Florence Grall is currently exhibiting her portraits of SDF at Lux cinema, a pose before and after a makeover to change the look of these people that we sometimes meet every day in Caen.

Homeless Fixed to both faces is what wanted to show Florence Grall, photographer, she invited the homeless she met every day in the streets of Caen to pose for her before and after a day of makeover 

On the left, a woman with a hollow face, hidden under a cap and layers of big dark sweaters, ” there we are in front of Michelle , explains Florence Grall who visits us, Michelle is a little our mascot! the oldest she is 71 years old, when we offered her to spend the day with us she did not want and then we discovered that it was the day of her birthday “. In the picture on the right, Michelle is transformed into her green top , lipstick and pearl necklace, “Catherine the hairdresser really did a little grandmother’s hairstyle, with a styling we did makeup too. Michelle cried at the end of the day, adds Florence Grall, we all felt Michelle’s children during that day! 

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Michelle – Florence Grall – rights reserved

The idea of ​​the project was to show this dignity in everyone – Florence Grall, photographer

This day, Bruno, Guy, Cindy or Alain also participated. Fourteen men and women to whom Florence Grall the Caen photographer and her friends Continue reading “A photographer from Caen wants to show the true face of the homeless”