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.
After renting, the film will be available in your account to watch at any time during the Festival viewing window; from 12th November, 12 PM – 21st November, 11.59 PM.