Greece, Poland, Slovenia


Amidst a world-wide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery programme 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, a woman who is also in recovery.

Director's Biography

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 and 7 KINDS OF WRATH and APPROACH.

2020 – APPLES

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Christos Nikou

Written by: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis

Produced by: Iraklis Mavroedis, Nikos Smpiliris, Angelos Venetis, Aris Dagios, Christos Nikou, Mariusz Wlodarski, Ales Pavlin, Andrej Stritof

Cinematography: Bartosz Swiniarski

Editing: Giorgos Zafeiris

Production Design: Efi Birba

Costume Design: Dmitra Liakoura

Make-Up & Hair: Kiriaki Melidou

Original Score: The Boy

Sound: Leandros Ntounis

Visual Effects: Radoslaw Rekita

Cast: Aris Servetalis (Aris), Sofia Georgovasili (Anna)

Nominations and Awards

  • European University Film Award 2021
  • Feature Film Selection 2021