APPLES (2020)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 30m

This surreal comedy-drama is an exploration of memory, identity and loss through the eyes of the middle-aged Aris. It places the audience in a familiar world in a recent past, in a society where technology is not so present and everything is analog.

The victim of a global pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, he finds himself in a recovery program for unclaimed patients who cannot remember who they are. Here, he is instructed to document a set of daily tasks to rebuild his memories and identity. As he attempts to recover a semblance of normal, recording these new memories on cassette tapes, he meets Sofia, a woman who is also in recovery.

Dystopian yet warm, elusive yet sincere, the narrative unravels the complexities of how memory functions, how technology has mediated the act of remembrance, and the several forces that shape us into who we are.


Venice International Film Festival 2020

Toronto International Film Festival

Greece’s official Oscar entry for the Best International Feature category.

Language

Greek

Subtitles

English

Country

Greece

Bonus Content

Director Christos Nikou introduces the film
1m

Director and writer Christos Nikou presents ‘Apples’

Q&A | Aseem Chhabra & Christos Nikou
36m

Watch this special conversation with Aseem Chhabra and Director Christos Nikou as they breakdown the various aspects of the film.