"Thanks to God" by François Ozon, "The Fall of the American Empire" by Denys Arcand, "The Song of the Wolf" by Antonin Baudry, "Destroyer" by Karyn Kusama, or "The Harvesters" by Étienne Kallos .

Here is what The cross thought of this week's major film releases.

Thanks to God***

from François Ozon

French movie, 2 h 17

The film investigation of François Ozon, giving flesh to the victims of Father Preynat and their intimate wounds, makes a significant contribution to the scandal of sexual abuse in the Church.

Beautifully constructed and performed, this film, awarded with a Silver Bear in Berlin, is undoubtedly the most accomplished of its director.

READ THE CRITICAL: "Thanks to God" or the power of fiction

ALSO READ THE INTERVIEW: François Ozon: "I wanted to make a film citizen, which allows the debate"

The fall of the American empire ***

from Denys Arcand

Quebec film – 2:10

Witness a bloody hold-up, a delivery man from Montreal is left with a huge money he does not know what to do. The great return of Denys Arcand.

READ THE CRITICAL: "The Fall of the American Empire", take the sorrel and pull yourself

ALSO READ THE INTERVIEW: Denys Arcand: "Money is the American tragedy"

The song of the wolf ***

Antonin Baudry

French film, 1:55

First film of the coscenarist "Quai d'Orsay", this underwater uchrony with panting suspense questions the principle of nuclear deterrence.

READ THE CRITICAL: "Song of the Wolf", the acoustic war will take place

Destroyer **

from Karyn Kusama

American movie, 2h02

This dark polar is a ruthless portrait of a policewoman wiped out by a drama, embodied by the actress unrecognizable.

READ THE CRITICAL: Destroyer, Nicole Kidman Metamorphosed

The harvesters **

of Etienne Kallos

South African movie, 1h46

This film from the selection Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival tells the story of a teenager's arrival in an Afrikaner family in South Africa.

READ THE CRITICISM: "The reapers", in the heart of an Afrikaner stronghold

Also find reviews of the films released last week.

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