7. “Apples” – Director/writer Christos Nikou began scribing his “Apples” script – about a worldwide pandemic – in 2012. Little did he know that COVID-19 would shake up the planet, but thankfully his plague dramedy carries a lighter touch. For unknown reasons, random adults suddenly develop amnesia, including our lead (Aris Servetalis) – otherwise known as # 14842 – and a team of doctors and counselors help him form a new identity and start over. Nikou’s first feature film pits an average guy against uncomfortable, awkward surroundings, and through comic absurdity, he helps the audience ironically latch onto some sense of normalcy. A quirky, innovative gem!
⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Image and Trailer credits: Madman Films