From Executive Producer Cate Blanchett comes Apples, Greece's Official Selection for the 93rd Academy Awards. 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’s dramatic comedy 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? Screened to great acclaim at the Venice, Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals! (Fully subtitled)
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from director/co-writer Christos Nikou.