'Man of God’ had its world premiere in Moscow with two screenings on 25 and 27 April as part of the competition yearly competition.
Deemed one of the most important festival prizes, the Audience Award marks a promising start for the film’s international journey
The movie won the Audience Award at the Festival. It is expected to participate next at the Los Angeles Greek Films Festivals and the Phoenix Film Festival in August.
The script, written by Yelena Popovic, who is also the director, is centred around the life of St Nektarios of Aegina
Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.
The cast stars Mickey Rourke alongside Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov, Christos Loulis, Karyofyllia Karabeti, Nikitas Tsakiroglou, Giannis Stankoglou, Tania Tripi, Marthilia Svarna, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Yannis Anastasakis, Gerasimos Skiadaressis, Vassilis Koukalani, Alexandros Mylonas, Mihalis Mitrousis, Michalis Ikonomou, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Korina Anna Gougouli, Manos Gavras, Sarantos Geogleris and Panagiotis Marinos
The film is set to be theatrically released this year in a number of countries, including Greece and Cyprus.
But no announcements specific to Australia have been made so far about expected dates.