Apples (Mila)

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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:91 min.
Director:Christos Nikou
Screenwriter:Christos Nikou
Stavros Raptis
Cinematographer:Bartosz Swiniarski
Cast:Aris Servetalis
Sofia Georgovassili
Note Writer:Jesse Knight


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 16, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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In this surreal and beguiling comedy, a mysterious worldwide pandemic is leaving people stricken with sudden bouts of amnesia. It comes with no warning and no explanation, but thanks to an innovative company, it may come with hope for recovery. Aris (an exquisitely deadpan Aris Servetalis) is the latest afflicted amnesiac to enroll in an unusual at-home rehabilitation program that guides patients in constructing new identities from scratch. Following daily instructions left on cassette tapes by doctors to create fresh memories, Aris embarks upon an enlightening journey of new-self discovery, with the help of Anna (Sofia Georgovassili), who is a few steps further in the process. With his debut feature, Christos Nikou—who previously worked as an assistant director on films by Yorgos Lanthimos and Richard Linklater—instantly joins the ranks of the great Greek New Wave filmmakers, spinning darkly imaginative and poignant yarns set in a world where something is just slightly askew. Funny, smart, and sneakily affecting, Apples is a mystifying existential odyssey into the core of what it means to embrace the present.


A Telluride Film Festival selection

Additional Information

Christos Nikou was born in Athens in 1984. His short film KM participated in over 40 international film festivals, including Rotterdam, Stockholm, Palm Springs, Sydney, Tallinn Black Nights, Interfilm Berlin, and winning the Best Short Film Price at the Motovun Film Festival of Croatia. For the past ten years, he has worked as an assistant director on the feature films Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos) and Before Midnight (Richard Linklater), as well as 4 Black Suits, Nobody, Christmas Tango, A Greek Type of Problem, 7 Kinds of Wrath, and Approach.