Apples

Nominee
Venice Horizons Award ~ Best Film
Venice Film Festival
What Nikou evokes, with a haunting prescience, is the air of a stunned world.

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Apples

Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris (Aris Servetalis) finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities. Prescribed daily tasks on cassette tapes so he can create new memories and document them on camera, Aris slides back into ordinary life, meeting Anna (Sofia Georgovasili), a woman who is also in recovery.

Through images deadpan, strange and surreal, Greek writer-director Christos Nikou posits a beguiling reflection on memory, identity, and loss, exploring how a society might handle an irreversible epidemic through one man’s story of self-discovery.

Are we the sum of the images we compile and display of ourselves, or are we something richer, and deeper?

Official selection Venice IFF, Toronto IFF, Telluride FF, AFI.

Greece’s official entry for the 93rd Academy Awards.
Not Rated
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
90
Language
Greek
Director
Christos Nikou
Producer
Cate Blanchett
Writer(s)
Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis
Cast
Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis
Awards:
Nominee, Venice Horizons Award ~ Best Film, Venice Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Guy Lodge, Film of the Week

The first thing you need to know about 'Apples,' a wry, sly debut from Greek writer-director Christos Nikou, is that it's a film about a global pandemic, conceived and shot not long before the descent of the global pandemic we're living through now. Depending on how you look at things, that's either ...

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