Sunday Matinee: Sacred Heart [Film]

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.” – October Coast PR

I have to preface this by stating that I am of the opinion that referring to a psychological thriller as “extremely fucked up” is a high compliment. These types of films are meant to toy with your emotions and tear down your sense of right and wrong.

With that being said….Sacred Heart is extremely fucked up.

It is a story that weaves in and out of reality like a national leader on Twitter. It creates false realities, but it is on a deeper level than the previously mentioned example. At its core, this is a film about dealing with not only loss and pain, but guilt and self-hatred. With a plot that is simply two men having a conversation about God and relationships, the creators of this fantastic film manage to create a story so in depth and in touch with the human psyche that it was not only frightening to watch, but also pretty damn uncomfortable. Which is a sign of most good art. If you’re uncomfortable watching a film, you’re probably relating it to it on a psychological level that you may not truly understand.

It should probably go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway, that the reason this film was so impactful is clearly based around the work of both David Field and Kipan Rothbury. While clearly well-written characters developed by writer/director Kosta Nikas, these two really hit it out of the proverbial ball park when it comes to making you truly believe in the madness that is raging within both of them. Their point/counterpoint and delivery were spot on. Their reactions were rapid fire or a slow burn, and in either case they absolutely destroyed their time on the screen.

Although Kosta Nikas’s brilliant feature film debut was released almost two years ago, it is finally seen its light of day with a DVD and VoD release this past summer. And if you watch this film and feel as though you need to take something away from your time viewing it, please let it be that Kosta Nika is a filmmaker to lookout for in the future. I am so excited to see what else can come from the mind that would bring us a film like Sacred Heart. Again, brilliant performances. A wonderfully written story. Shot fantastically. This is what great cinema is all about!

Check out the trailer for Sacred Heart, and find the film wherever you get them on DVD and VoD, available now:

<p><a href=”″>Trailer SACRED HEART Australia Psychological Thriller (90 min feature)</a> from <a href=””>DEVILWORKS</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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