Director: Christos Nikou Run Time: 91 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020
Starring: Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis, Aris Servetalis, Kostas Laskos, Sofia Georgovassili
Country: Greece, Poland, Australia, Slovenia
About the film:
World premiere at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris 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, a woman who is also in recovery. 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.
“A perfect film for this very moment.”
—Guy Lodge for Film of the Week
Christos Nikou’s debut feature Apples (2022) was selected as the Greek entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.
About the filmmaker:
Christos Nikou makes his feature film debut with Apples (2022) after first making short films. His short film KM (2012) participated in over 40 international film festivals, including Rotterdam, Stockholm, Palm Springs, and won the Best Short Film Price at the Motovun Film Festival of Croatia. For the past ten years, he has worked as an assistant director on feature films like Dogtooth (2009) directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and Before Midnight (2013) directed by Richard Linklater.See our upcoming films