[Mila], directed by Christos Nikou, Greece/Poland/Slovenia 2020, 90’ (English friendly)
- This contemporary–but also timeless–story takes place in Athens plagued by an epidemic of amnesia. Aris, the protagonist, is assigned the number 14842 in a hospital ward for patients with memory disorders. One day he left home, took a bus and when he arrived at the terminus, he didn’t know anymore who he was, where his home was nor what he had lived. People like him are given an opportunity: they can create a new identity and new memories for themselves. Screened at the Venice festival, Apples mixes absurdist humour of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite) with the melancholy of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Anomalisa), and somewhere in the background reverberates the voice of Orwell’s Big Brother.
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