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Apples

  • Fiction Film
  • 90’
comedy, drama
  • 2020
  • Greece, Poland, Slovenia

Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris 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. Then he meets Anna, a woman who is also in recovery.

Director Christos Nikou
Cast Argiris Bakirtzis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou
Awards 3 awards and 1 nomination
Director's statement

Apples, an allegorical comedy-drama, is at its core an effort to explore how our memory functions and how this affects us; how emotions affect our memory, and especially how our memory is affected by

Apples, an allegorical comedy-drama, is at its core an effort to explore how our memory functions and how this affects us; how emotions affect our memory, and especially how our memory is affected by technology, which nowadays makes it very easy to record information. Could it be that all this progress in technology has made our brain “lazier” so that we remember fewer and fewer events, fewer and fewer emotions? Could it be that we have ended up living “less”?

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Vodomec Award
best film
2020

Sadeži pozabe je grenko-sladka, z nekaj prefinjenimi zamahi absurda v suvereno celoto oblikovana zgodba o brisanju in pisanju bolečih osebnih spominov, ki jo lahko beremo tudi kot aktualno parabolo o prostovoljni družbeni amneziji. Film se odvrti v spiralnih gibih, kakor jabolko, ki ga lupi njegov protagonist, tako da na koncu sadež pozabe kot jabolko spora pade z drevesa spoznanja – v gledalčevo naročje.

Vesna Award
best sound design
2020

V filmu Sadeži pozabe nas zvočna slika že v prvih kadrih zapelje v notranji svet protagonista in nas iz njegovih čustvenih stanj ne spusti skozi celotno filmsko pripoved. Zvočna podoba filma tako izkušnjo gledanja dvigne na raven čustvenega popotovanja, filmski zgodbi omogoči pripovedovanje na ravni onkraj besed in fotografije ter s tem pomembno zaokroži to vrhunsko filmsko pripoved.

Vesna Award
best minority coprodution
2020

Grška kinematografija je v minulem desetletju opravila izjemen preboj na svetovnem filmskem zemljevidu in k tako imenovanemu „grškemu čudnemu valu“ se zdaj z manjšinskim koprodukcijskim deležem priključuje tudi Slovenija. Sadeži pozabe se s svojo pripovedno dvoumnostjo uvrščajo ob bok najpomembnejšim filmom tega vala, obenem pa režiser Christos Nikou z drznimi vizualnimi in pripovednimi postopki poseže globoko v jedro človeškega iskanja lastne identitete.

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Premiere
02.09.2020, Beneški filmski festival, Benetke, Italy
Alternative title
Sadeži pozabe (slovenian)
Apples (english)
Genres
comedy, drama
Production countries
Greece, Poland, Slovenia
Languages
greek
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,33:1 // 4:3
Duration and length
90 minutes
Colour
Colour

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