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Oblivion Verses (2017)

Les versets de l'oubli (Oblivion Verses)
Running time: 92 min. | Genre: Drama, Old age
Oblivion Verses

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 raid 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.

US-based Iranian director Alireza Khatami’s debut feature. Premiere in Venice’s Orrizonti Competition, Venice Film Festival 2017.

Nominations & Awards

Jerusalem Film Festival

Best First Work
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Les versets de l'oubli (Oblivion Verses)

Director

Alireza Khatami

Producer

Coproducción Francia-Alemania-Países Bajos (Holanda)-Chile; House on Fire, Endorphine Production, Lemming Film, Quijote Rampante

Running time

92 min.

Screenwriter

Alireza Khatami

Cinematography

Antoine Heberlé

Year

2017

Country

France France

 

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