Written and Directed by Christos Nikou

 

LOGLINE

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.

SYNOPSIS

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?

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CAST

Aris Servetalis
Sofia Georgovasili
Anna Kalaitzidou
Argiris Bakirtzis

CREDITS

Written & Directed by Christos Nikou
Co-Written by Stavros Raptis
Producers: Iraklis Mavroeidis, Angelos Venetis, Aris Dagios, Mariusz Włodarski, Christos Nikou
Executive Producer: Nikos Smpiliris
Co-Producers: Ales Pavlin, Andrej Stritof, Stefanos Gkanos, Stavros Raptis
Associate Producers: Virginie Devesa, Antoine Simkine
Director of Photography: Bartosz Świniarski
Editing: Giorgos Zafeiris
Production Coordinator: Sevi Morou
Production Manager: Teta Apostolaki
Sound Design: Leandros Ntounis
Sound Engineer: Kostas Koutelidakis, Saso Kalan, Tom Lemajic
Original Score: The Boy
Casting Director: Stavros Raptis
Art Direction: Efi Birba
Costumes: Dimitra Liakoura
Make-up: Kyriaki Melidou
Production Company: Boo Productions, Lava Films
Co-Production: Perfo Production, Musou Music Group
With the Support of Greek Film Center, Polish Film Institute, ERT, Media Europe & EKOME

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Duration: 9O’
Format: 4:3, color
Sound: Dolby Digital
Country & Year of Production: Greece, 2020
Dialogue: Greek

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