Archive of films Apples / Mila
Greece / Poland / Slovenia
2020, 90 min
The world has been gripped by a pandemic which causes sudden amnesia. Aris becomes part of a special programme designed to help him build a new identity. This beguilingly melancholic debut from Christos Nikou opened last year’s Orrizonti in Venice, where it justifiably earned unanimous praise from the critics and won viewers’ hearts.
The world has been gripped by a pandemic which causes sudden amnesia. Aris becomes part of a special programme designed to help him build a new identity. Equipped with a camera, he is sent out to fill his mind with new memories and, along the way, he meets Anna, a woman in the same situation as himself… In his beguilingly melancholic debut, Greek director Christos Nikou examines issues of identity and considers the role recollections play in our lives, along with the myriad emotions triggered by faded Polaroid photos. The film opened last year’s Orrizonti in Venice, where it justifiably earned unanimous praise from the critics and won viewers’ hearts.
About the director
Christos Nikou (1984, Athens). Filmography: KM (2012, short), Apples, (Mila, 2020).
About the film
|Screenplay:||Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis|
|Dir. of Photography:||Bartosz Swiniarski|
|Music:||Alexander Voulgaris (The Boy)|
|Art Director:||Efi Birba|
|Producer:||Iraklis Mavroidis, Angelo Venetis, Aris Dagios, Nikos Smpiliris, Mariusz Włodarski, Christos Nikou|
|Coproduction:||Perfo Production, Dirty Films, Musou Music Group, NOVA|
|Cast:||Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovasili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argiris Bakirtzis|