Apples: Poignant Yet Creepy Drama

The story about Amnesia is directed by Christos Nikou, famed as an assistant director of the film “Dogtooth.” In the film, he tries to explore Athens, which is struck by a pandemic in which the disease leaves its victim amnesiac.

The story primarily follows the arc of the character Aris, played by Aris Servetalis, who has been tasked upon creating an identity for himself. The film is a light-hearted tale that sometimes indeed touches your heart.

Pandemic is a cruel business. We all have seen it. We all have felt it. It sneaks inside silently. Then, it grows. It grows up until the point it has the throat of the entire world in the firm grip of its hand. However, pandemic like coronavirus can be dealt with the proper knowledge and support from the health departments, but there is something far more contagious that grows like a pandemic and engulfs the psychology of the entire population, like an existential dread lurking in the corners of our mind.

Aris was a lost soul who has no idea who he is or what his purpose is. He is at someplace in one scene and ends up somewhere else in another scene without him having any notion of how he got there and why he is there at all. “Directionless” and “purposeless,” the two negative words define what we mean by losing identity.

The film “Apples” is mostly about Aris and people like him living through a distressful reality; they are alone and powerless. While the script is a compelling piece, it is a very fractured portrayal of how a man could live his life without his identity.

The script resembles the protagonist—a directionless endeavor to find a path through some layers of ideas.

At some point, we can feel as if the filmmaker conveys to us that we, as an audience, are not so different from the characters portrayed in the film. We are also slowly drying up our emotions and are getting engrossed in a thing that does not define us. We, like Aris, try to create a reality, and we think this is who we are.

The film touches upon this topic in a tender way, and explains to us how we are always doing things just to document them, unveiling the fraudulent nature of trends and social media. While the film does have its moments, it is hard to wrap our heads around its fundamental core. It does tell us to value our true selves, emotions, and memories and not to copy others just for the sake of it, but the story barely offers anything concrete for us to remember the film for a long time.

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