61st TIFF: Greek premiere

As an unpredictable, sweeping pandemic causes people to develop sudden amnesia, a man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life. His treatment: performing daily tasks prescribed by his doctors on cassette tape, and capturing these new memories with a Polaroid camera. Greek writer-director Christos Nikou’s debut feature is a surreal and enigmatic work, a beguiling exploration of identity and reality.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Christos Nikou
Script: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis
Cinematography: Bartosz Świniarski
Editing: Giorgos Zafeiris
Sound: Leandros Ntounis, Kostas Koutelidakis, Saso Kalan, Tom Lemajič, Kostas Koutelidakis
Music: The Boy
Actors: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovasili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis
Production: Boo Productions
Producers: Iraklis Mavroeidis, Angelo Venetis, Nikos Smpiliris, Aris Dagios, Christos Nikou
Co-production: LAVA Films, Perfo Production, Greek Film Centre
Co-producers: Mariusz Włodarski, Ales Pavlin, Andrej Stritof
Sets: Efi Birba
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece, Poland, Slovenia
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 89'
Contact: Alpha Violet Bernardo Leyte

Christos Nikou

Christos Nikou was born in Athens in 1984. A director, screenwriter, and producer, he directed his first short film, KM, in 2012; his first feature film Apples opened the Venice Orizzonti section in 2020, playing at Telluride and TIFF that same year. Greece’s submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, Apples was released in more than 70 countries and was named one of the top five international films by the National Board of Review. Nikou makes his English-language debut with Fingernails, which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced with Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films.


2012 Km (short)
2020 Apples
2023 Fingernails