Apples Review

No one needs to use the word “pandemic” in Christos Nikou’s Apples for the overarching mood of a world rankled by a mysterious, unexplainable illness to come through. Six months of living in coronavirus limbo has been enough to rewire the brain so thoroughly that a jarring, Children of Men-style dystopian opener is not necessary to communicate that nature has brought society to its knees. It’s just one of the many startling incongruities of Nikou’s feature debut that the film feels at once like it takes place in both the recent past and the painful present.

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