- Greece, Poland, Slovenia
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Christos Nikou
- Written by: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis
- Cast: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis, Kostas Laskos
- Language: Greek
- UK release: 7 May 2021
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Set in an uncertain, analogue version of the recent past, Greek director Chrisos Nikou’s eerily timely Apples depicts a disease that leaves its victims with severe memory loss. There is a government treatment programme for people like Aris (Aris Servetalis) where they perform daily tasks prescribed by doctors and capture new memories with a Polaroid camera, paired with fellow amnesiac Anna (Sofia Georgovassili). Prescient and incorporating surrealist humour with a tender touch, this is an illuminating study of human memory. Tonally similar to other Greek ‘Weird Wave’ films (including Lanthimos’s Dogtooth, on which Nikou was an assistant director). "This hugely accomplished, satisfyingly textured first feature is really something special" - Screen International
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