Kosta Nikas


Australia 2016

Running Time






“Your wife and child are not with God. They don’t exist. Because there is no God. There is no Heaven. Just the Hell of non-existence.” Priest

Taking the sub-genre of psychological drama on a existential odyssey is Australian filmmaker Kosta Nikas’ corrosive feature film debut, Sacred Heart.

Where does faith go when it’s lost? One formerly religious man finds no alternative but to reject God after the death of his pregnant wife in a hit & run accident. He mockingly challenges both Him and the Devil, while wrestling furiously with his desire for revenge. Until he receives a visit…

A layered film, Sacred Heart shows no fear in the face of controversy tackling the most inflammatory of issues such as abortion, celibacy in the clergy and the sanctity of confession without ever taking the foot off the throttle. 

“[Proof] that a hierophanic cinema not only is possible, but more to the point necessary – if not desirable.” Neos Kosmos
"…David Field in one of his best performances" Film Ink Magazine
"…An unusually bold and original script" Cinephilia

Written by Kosta Nikas
Produced by Kosta Nikas
Starring: David Field, Kipan Rothbury, Lizzie Schebesta, Barbara Gouskos, Panda Likoudis, Will Gabriel

About the Director:
An award winning filmmaker, Kosta Nikas produced Australia’s first byzantine music album Byzantium, worked as script translator on the ABC series The Slap and has written and directed numerous plays and short films including the acclaimed experimental film Light (2011). He holds a degree in Applied Communications and a Masters in Interactive & Digital Media from Sydney University.

Greek Synopsis:
Ένας θρησκευόμενος άντρας απαρνείται το Θεό μετά τον άδικο θάνατο της συζύγου του και του αγέννητου παιδιού του και κατόπιν προκαλεί τον Διάβολο να του παρουσιαστεί. Ξαφνικά χτυπάει η πόρτα...

SYDNEY Sessions

Wednesday 12 October, 7:00 pm

Palace Norton Street
+ Q&A with Kosta Nikas & David Field

Wednesday 26 October, 6:30 pm

Palace Norton Street


Monday 17 October, 9:00 pm

Palace Cinema Como