Oblivion Verses/Los Versos del Olvido
Director : Alireza Khatami/France,Germany,Netherlands,Chile/92/Spanish/2017
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 Screenplay : Alireza Khatami, Dominique Welinski, René Ballesteros Producer : Vincent Wang, Fred Bellaïche, Dominique Welinski, Fabian Massah DoP : Antoine Heberlé Cast : Juan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru
Awards/Festivals : Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay at the Venice International film festival, Screened at Toronto International Film Festival,Busan International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival