After a successful world premiere at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, Australian indie feature Sacred Heart by Kosta Nikas starring AFI award winning actor David Field will have its Australian premiere at the Greek Film Festival on October 12th, Palace Cinema Leichhardt in Sydney and October 17th Palace Cinema Como, in Melbourne.
Australian acting legend David Field jumped on board on the strength of the script because as he explains it pressed fresh buttons on familiar topics.
“What attracted me to the project was the script and the approach of the writer director. Kosta had an imaginative way to extract the central themes. It was compelling from start to end and as with all great scripts kept me guessing until the end. Also the moral and religious arguments in the film are refreshing, with characters beautifully drawn in a clear and imaginative way,” says Field.
Sacred Heart chronicles the journey of a religious man, who rejects God and his faith, after the tragic death of his pregnant wife and then challenges the Devil. He receives a visit from his priest, who pushes him to question his own beliefs. The Priest turns out to be a mirror of his own insanity, pushing the boundaries between heaven and hell.
International rights for Sacred Heart were recently acquired by European boutique film sales agency Devilworks Ltd.
“It is such an intelligent and powerful film, which has great scope. The script is eclectic, the performance at its finest and the direction is exceptional,’’ says Matteo Rolleri, CEO, Devilworks Ltd.
A Q&A with the director Kosta Nikas and David Field will take place following the Sydney screening on Wednesday 12th October, 2016.