Oblivion Verses

2017/Colour/92 mins/France, Germany, The Netherlands, Chile




Category Cinema International
Director Alireza Khatami
Producer Vincent Wang, Fred Bellaiche, Dominique Welinski, Fabian Massah, Catharina Schreckenberg, Leontine Petit, Giancarlo Nasi
Screenplay Alireza Khatami, Dominique Welinski, Rene Ballesteros
Cinematography Antoine Heberle
Editor Florent Mangeot
Music NA
Set Jorge Zambrano
Costume NA
Cast Juan Margallo, Tomas del Estal, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru, Gonzalo Robles, Amparo Noguera
Production Company House on Fire Endorphine Production Lemming Film Quijote Rampante
World Sales Urban Distribution International
Festival/Awards NA

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.

Director:
Alireza Khatami
Alireza Khatami was born in Darab, Iran, and studied at the Savannah College of Art & Design. He is the director of the short film Mr. Chang's New Address (2013), which played as part of the anthology Taipei Factory (2013). Oblivion Verses (2017) is his debut feature film.

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