Inevitably, by recasting Petra von Kant as a version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder himself, François Ozon has rendered the film self-consciously cinematic.
Despite some glimmers of hope, By the Grace of God will not be an easy film for anyone — for loyal believers, for those disillusioned by the church, for anyone who has suffered from abuse.
Frantz explores the complicated emotions generated by the aftermath of a catastrophic war.
Who can complain of ten days on the Lido, by the Adriatic Sea?
A fantastic film? Not really. “In the House” is sometimes ingenious, but all the main characters are cold, arrogant, and off-putting.