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Oblivion Verses

by Alireza Khatami


SYNOPSIS

The elderly caretaker of a remote morgue possesses an impeccable memory for everything but names. He passes his days showing corpses to those searching for their lost ones and tending to his beloved plants. When protest in a nearby city breaks out and the militia covertly raids the morgue to hide civilian casualties, he discovers the body of an unknown young woman. Evoking memories of personal loss, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial with the help of a mystic gravedigger who collects stories of the dead, an old woman searching for her long-lost daughter, and a hearse driver tormented by his past. 

FESTIVALS

Venice IFF 2017 - Orizzonti Competition - Best Screenplay Award, Fipresci Award, Interfilm Award

Toronto IFF 2017 - Discovery

ORIGINAL TITLE

Los Versos del Olvido

CASTING

Juan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru

PRODUCTION COMPANY

House on Fire, Endorphine Production, Lemming Films, Quijote Rampante

COUNTRY

France, Germany, The Netherlands, Chile

PRODUCTION YEAR

2017

LANGUAGE

Spanish

RUNTIME

92 min

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