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©Nowe Horyzonty [pl]

Apples

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    Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama | Greece, Poland, Slovenia

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    Brief synopsis

    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?

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Sofia GeorgovassiliAnna [L]
    Aris ServatalisAris [L]
    Argyris Bakirtzisn.a. [SR]
    Kimon Fioretosn.a. [SR]
    Anna Kalaitzidoun.a. [SR]
    Kostas Laskosn.a. [SR]
    Babis Makridisn.a. [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    AccountantElżbieta ŚnigurskaLava Films
    Vfx producerAdrian Kujda
    ColoristMichał Herman
    Director of photographyBartosz Świniarski
    Costume designerDimitra Liakoura
    DirectorChristos Nikou
    EditorGiorgos Zafeiris
    ComposerAlexandros Voulgaris
    ProducerAngelos Venetis
    ProducerAndrej StritofPerfo Production
    ProducerChristos Nikou
    ProducerMariusz WłodarskiLava Films
    ProducerAris Dagios
    ProducerIraklis Mavroeidis
    ProducerAles PavlinPerfo Production
    ProducerNikos SmpilirisBoo Productions
    Executive producerAndrew UptonDirty Films
    Executive producerCate BlanchettDirty Films
    Postproduction producerRafał Golis
    Art directorEfi Birba
    Production managerTeta Apostolaki
    Production managerMałgorzata BereźnickaLava Films
    Assistant production managerDimitris Kaitsas
    ScreenwriterChristos Nikou
    ScreenwriterStavros Raptis

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Boo Productions [gr]
    Dirty Films [us]Executive production
    Lava Films [pl]Co-production
    Perfo Production [si]Co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Alpha Violet [fr]World sales

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Boo Productions [gr]2020Festival de Sevilla [es]Best Film Award in The New Waves SectionWinner
    Christos Nikou2020Ljubljana International Film Festival [si]Director of the best filmWinner
    Christos Nikou2020Denver Film Festival [us]Special Jury MentionWinner
    Boo Productions [gr]2021Dublin International Film Festival [ie]Critics Circle Awards - Best FilmWinner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2021RomaniaTransilvania International Film FestivalMain Competition
    2020Czech RepublicKarlovy Vary International Film Festival 54½
    2020PolandIFF New Horizons [pl]Discoveries
    2020ItalyBiennale di VeneziaOrizzonti section
    2020SwitzerlandZurich Film FestivalCompetition
    2020GermanyFilmfest Hamburg
    2020USAChicago Film FestivalCompetition
    2020JapanTokio Film FestivalTokyo Premiere 2020

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 26/01/2022
    Theatre releasePolandFriday, 25/06/2021
    Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 03/06/2021