Three deliveries will never arrive when a random explosion connects the stories of strangers who must seek a way to survive on the edge of legality.

HOLY BOOM is a dramatic feature film with multiple story-lines. It takes place in a multicultural area of Athens during orthodox Easter. The lives of four strangers, who live in the same neighborhood, change when, on Palm Sunday, the neighborhood’s postbox is blasted just for laughs. The consequences are relentless.

“Director Lafi nudges harsher elements of the story toward forgiveness in the face of betrayal, and leaves the impression of a city redeemed by unexpected pockets of compassion.” – Gene Siskel Film Center

The “strength of the film lies in its cast, which makes the premise feel natural despite some of the more…gruesome moments.” – Marissa De La Cerda, Chicago Reader

  • Winner: Orpheus Award for Best Director , Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
  • Winner: Audience Award, V Festival Internacional de Cine de Calzada de Calatrava
  • Winner: Best Balkan Film, Tirana International Film Festival

The cast features Samuel Akinola (Cloud), Kostas Antalopoulos (Death of the Father), Luli Bitri (Water for the Roses) and the debut of Spiros Ballesteros.

“Holy Boom is equal parts cultural study, gripping plot, and character development exercise. Like many such films, it offers the viewer a window into a central truth: the seeds of human civilization and compassion transcend even the most rigid borders.” – S. Lyons, The Sound View

2018 / 99 minutes / Greek w/English subtitles / A film by Maria Lafi (For Eternity)


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