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Christos Nikou

Apples (Μila)

4.12/5
Officiële Selectie – In Competitie 91' - 2020 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English, Greek - Format: DCP
Director: Christos Nikou Composer: Alexandros Voulgaris With: Aris Servetalis, Anna Kalaitzidou, Sofia Georgovassili, Argyris Bakirtzis
As an unpredictable, sweeping pandemic causes people to develop sudden amnesia, a man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life. His treatment: performing daily tasks prescribed by his doctors on cassette tape,and capturing these new memories with a Polaroid camera. Greek writer-director Christos Nikou’s debut feature is a surreal and enigmatic work, a beguiling exploration of identity and reality.
Sat 16 Oct
11:15
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch - French
Sun 17 Oct
20:00
Kinepolis 9
Subtitles: Dutch - French
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Mon 18 Oct
18:00
Kinepolis 8
Subtitles: Dutch - French
Special guest
Tue 19 Oct
12:30
Kinepolis 4
Subtitles: Dutch - French
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?
“Christos Nikou’s Apples envisions a pandemic of amnesia, in which people stricken with a mysterious disease suddenly lose all memory of their former lives, right down to their names. For Aris practically the only thing he’s able to recall about himself is that he likes eating apples. His roommate at the neurological hospital to which he’s taken, isn’t so lucky. When asked whether he eats the fruit, the old man responds matter-of-factly, ‘I don’t remember if I like them.’ Unlike most films about amnesia, Apples is less concerned with how people retrieve lost memories or reconnect with their previous sense of self than it is with how a brand new identity is created.” - Slant Magazine

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Credits

Director

Christos Nikou

Composer

Alexandros Voulgaris

With

Aris Servetalis, Anna Kalaitzidou, Sofia Georgovassili, Argyris Bakirtzis

Scenario

Stavros Raptis, Christos Nikou

Director of Photography

Bartosz Swiniarski

Editor

Giorgos Zafeiris

Producer

Iraklis Mavroidis, Aris Dagios, Mariusz Wlodarski, Angelos Venetis, Christos Nikou

Production studios

Boo Productions

More information

Dialogue

English, Greek

Subtitles

Dutch - French, English

Countries of production

Poland, Greece, Slovenia

Year

2020

Filmography

Christos Nikou
Metaxourgeio (short, 2008), Km (short, 2012)

Technical Specs

Format
DCP

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