Greece, September 24, 2021
Since hitting theaters in Greece and Cyprus in late August, Yelena Popovic’s Man of God film about the great 20th-century holy hierarch and wonderworker St. Nektarios of Aegina has stood firmly at the top of the Greek box office.
More than 270,000 tickets have been sold, with the majority of cinemas having sold out screenings, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency.
The story of St. Nektarios attracts viewers of all ages and even non-regular moviegoers. After a month, it is still being shown daily in more than 100 theaters throughout Greece.
International release dates have not been announced yet.
At the screening of the film at the 11th Athens Open Air Film Festival in August, Popovic explained that she made the film because she wanted to share the inspiration that she personally took from St. Nektarios and that she hopes people can learn from the great saint how to live and die.
The film made its international debut at the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival in April, where it won the coveted Audience Award. Man of God also took home the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in May.