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Directed by Christos Nikou
Greece, Poland, Slovenia
90 minutes
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When amnesia sweeps the world, a man with no memory takes part in an experiment to reconstruct his identity. Venice, 2020. Winner of more than 10 international awards.
We talk a lot about "the new normal" these days. Christos Nikou's outstanding debut taps into that conversation with a memorable portrait of a man whose new normal begins with a blank slate. When Aris is found on a bus with no ID and no memory he becomes Patient 14842 and joins the ‘New Identity' program. In this odd retro-future world Aris is given audio cassettes, a Polaroid camera and a set of activities designed to help him establish a new sense of self. Then he meets a woman on the same program, only a few days ahead of him. Coincidence? Or is a dark social engineering agenda at play? Nikou triumphs with an intriguing and affecting tale dotted with arresting absurdist humour. Executive produced by Cate Blanchett.
Apples suggests, with great pertinence, that pandemics create new normals and nothing is set in stone. That said, Nikou's career seems like something we can bank on.
Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard
It’s a testament to the strength of this lonely and aloof tragicomedy's central allegory that it adapts so well to our pear-shaped times.
Peter Debruge, Variety


Thu 4 Nov
State Theatre
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Sat 6 Nov
Selling Fast Dendy Newtown 3
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Sun 7 Nov
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 5
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Program Strand
Features, On Demand
Original Title
Greece, Poland, Slovenia
In Greek with English subtitles
Christos Nikou
Iraklis Mavroidis, Angelo Venetis, Aris Dagios, Mariusz Włodarski, Christos Nikou
Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovasili, Anna Kalaitzidou
Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis
Bartosz Świniarski
George Zafiris
Cinephile, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Off-Beat
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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