The film “Apples” by Christos Nikos, the Greek proposal that will claim a nomination at the 2021 Oscars, in the category of Best International Feature Film, is shown online on Sunday 17/1 and for twenty-four hours, with free access, providing the opportunity to voters of the American Academy to see the film, as informed by the Hellenic Cinema Center.
On the same platform, along with “Apples”, the film “Index” by Nikolas Kolovos will be available, which expects to enter the top five nominees for the Oscar for Best Short Film. Oscars will be awarded in April 2021.
As for the online screening of the two Greek films, it is a joint action of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture.
The “Apples”, on their way to the Oscars, have their valuable ally Cate Blanchett. As is known, the famous actress assists the executive producer in the promotion of the film.
The Hollywood Reporter magazine has “Apples” among the three best foreign language films of 2020: ” Apples ” is a subtle satire on technology, on the apples in our pockets that steal our memory and our personal identity “The hero of the film, however, wakes up with amnesia in an analog world without internet and mobile phones to record his new experiences on an old Polaroid, which will help him compose a new memory”, the magazine writes.
“Apples” is a co-production of Greece, Poland, Slovenia and is supported by the Hellenic Cinema Center. The screenplay is by Christos Nikos and Stavros Raptis. Starring Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovasili, Anna Kalaitzidou and Argyris Bakirtzis.