Man of God film hits No. 1 in Greek box office for a month straight

Greece, September 24, 2021

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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.

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Diana Levidiotis Noonen9/25/2021 6:11 pm
Will there be an ability to purchase CD's if your not able to release it in the United States? There is an Orthodox producer and film studio called Trisagion Films- he has been working in this realm for well over a decade in the United States. Maybe that is a source to consider. The United States has never been an easy film market for Orthodox Christians. People are seeking, they are searching for God- I see it every day in every moment. Everything in God's time and in His will. It is interesting how opposite secular and Christian Biased the American public can be- but yet from an Orthodox viewpoint its the same side of the coin. Sad but true. Orthodoxy is a very foreign practice and concept for them and sadly it would make them uncomfortable to advocate, networks like CBN. Thier Christian mission is to evangelize in the Middle east and Asia, so to advocate for Orthodox Christianity would be in direct opposition to thier evangelistic mission. There is bias in the protestant realm- but EWTN might support. Who knows- we can only try- God is in control and may His will be done.
Greta9/25/2021 1:14 am
I have been waiting to see that movie for so long
Panagiotis9/24/2021 11:11 pm
Could you imagine if the liberal extremists in Hollywood made a movie like this?
Cheryl Vinciguerra 9/24/2021 7:13 pm
When will it be available in the U.S. ?
Peter Maher Barsoum9/24/2021 6:35 pm
Am searching and digging in the Orthodox. Christian faith I live in Egypt working as an architect , married with two children
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