In the first ten days of September, international movie stars Mickey Rourke and Alexander Petrov arrive in Greece to participate in the second round of filming of Elena Popovic’s film “Man of God”, which tells the story of Saint Nectarios’s life which was full of trials, reminding us of the value of “light” and its constant search.
Aris Servetalis, Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke and Russian star Alexander Petrov, along with a cast of outstanding Greek actors, are filming the life of Saint Nektarios in a film – an ode to perseverance and morality, humility and devotion, written and directed by Elena Popovic, with the sounds of the Polish Zbigniew Preisner, composer of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s films.
The new shootings will start in the immediate future, in compliance with all the protection measures provided due to the pandemic.
The film is a production of Simeon Entertainment and View Master Films, in collaboration (among others) with the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi, the Saint Maxim the Greek Institute and with the support of the Holy Diocese of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki.
What the film is about:
The popularity of Saint Nektarios, then Metropolitan of Pentapolis, provokes the jealousy of the clergy in Alexandria. Fearing that he would become the next Patriarch of Egypt, part of the clergy discredited him and as a result he was expelled from Egypt.
In Athens now, thanks to his sophisticated pedagogical tactics, he becomes famous and beloved to the people and at the same time engages in a great literary work. The workload, however, overwhelms him and he decides to retire to Aegina, where he rebuilds a ruined monastery with his own hands, which, thanks to his fame, grows. The monastery, however, is never recognized, while Saint Nektarios is unjustly accused of immorality. At Aretaieio Hospital, just before its end, he will perform his last miracle.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters distributed by Feelgood Entertainment on December 3, 2020.