directed by Christos Nikou

Preview Screening
Greece | 2020 | 91 mins
Comedy, Drama


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.

Through images deadpan, strange and surreal, Greek writer-director Christos Nikou posits a beguiling reflection on memory, identity, and loss, exploring how a society might handle an irreversible epidemic through one man’s story of self-discovery.

Are we the sum of the images we compile and display of ourselves, or are we something richer, and deeper?


Director: Christos Nikou
Writer: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis
Produced by: Boo Productions, Lava Films
Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovasili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argiris Bakirtzis

Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 21 until 27 June, limited to 150 viewers only (in Germany).


Greek with English subtitles


Comedy, Drama

Festivals and Awards

Venice Film Festival 2020
Toronto International Film Festival 2020
Telluride Film Festival 2020

About the Director

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 many feature films like DOGTOOTH (Yorgos Lanthimos) and BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater). APPLES is his first feature film.