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.

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Christos Nikou
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Aris Servetalis ... Aris
Sofia Georgovassili Sofia Georgovassili ... Anna
Anna Kalaitzidou
Argyris Bakirtzis Argyris Bakirtzis
Kostas Laskos
Babis Makridis
Kimon Fioretos Kimon Fioretos
Costas Xikominos
Alexandra Aidini
Nota Tserniafski Nota Tserniafski
Konstantinos Papatheodorou Konstantinos Papatheodorou
Electra Sarri Electra Sarri
Natalie Chavez Natalie Chavez
Akis Benardis Akis Benardis
Simos Vogiatzoglou Simos Vogiatzoglou
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How selective is our memory? Do we remember what we have experienced or what we have chosen to remember? Can we forget the things that hurt us? In the end, are we simply just the sum of all those things we don't forget? Apples, an allegorical and somehow funny story, is in its core an effort to explore the way our memory functions and how this affects our being. Written by ron_whisky

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Could it be that we are the things we don't forget?

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Comedy | Drama

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Apples is the first feature film of director Christos Nikou See more »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Jingle Bells
written by James Lord Pierpont
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interesting enough debut
2 September 2020 | by t-viktor212See all my reviews

Christos Nikou's debut film is a fitting entry to the Greek Weird Wave, following its canons yet curiously introspective in a genuine way. The city is under attack by a curious pandemic of amnesia: tens of thousands suddenly forget everything about their past life. So seems to happen to the main character, found on a bus without documents and hence unidentifiable. Since nobody comes to look for him and identify him, he is enrolled in a program that aims at giving new identities to unidentified people. The film is obviously about how memories shape an identity, but this is tackled in a most unexpected way even knowing the premise of the film. It is suggested that the main character seems to remember things from his old life, but it may be because of the titular apples he keeps eating contonuously, which are told to have the power to bring back memories. In the tradition estabilished by Lanthymos (whom Nikou assisted in Dogtooth), the scenes are austere and dry, yet there is room for the interior journey of the main character, around which the film is constructed, allowing not so much an introspective look, but rather a very close view (additionally, the narrowness of the narrative is paralleled by the 4:3 aspect ratio). It's a debut film, and it is not flawless, one can argue that the analysis on the effects of memory loss and identity loss are not deep enough, but Nikou has been able to convey a double-effect of apparent introspectiveness, yet distanced look, which I found interesting enough to be interested in future projects by him.


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28 May 2021 (Poland) See more »

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Athens, Greece

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