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.
61st TIFF: Greek premiere
- 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 email@example.com
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)