Queensland Premiere | Greece | Drama
The debut dramatic feature from Greek director Christos Nikou, Apples is a beautifully restrained film about living life and the power of creating memories from everyday experiences.
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.
First time director Nikou strikes a pleasing balance between observation and melancholy in this thoughtful art house film about the power of relationships and humanity.
Director: Christos Nikou
Cast: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou
Duration: 91 mins
Official selections: Venice, Toronto, Zurich, Stockholm
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Monday 19 April, 8.30pm – Theatre 1, HOTA Home of the Arts
Saturday 24 April, 12pm – Theatre 1, HOTA Home of the Arts
Tickets: $17 adults, $14 concession