OBLIVION VERSES

OBLIVION VERSES

ALIREZA KHATAMI. 2017

Current status: Premiered

Format (Feature – Fiction)

 

2017 / 92’/ DCP 1,85 24fps

Color

Country: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Chile

World Premiere: Venice, Premio Orizzonti 2017

 

Direction and screenplay: Alireza Khatami

Photography: Antoine Héberlé AFC Editing: Florent Mangeot

Production Design: Jorge Zambrano

Sound: Markus Krohn, Tom Korr

 

Cast: Juan Margallo; Tomás del Estal; Manuel Morón; Itziar Aizpuru; Julio Jung; Gonzalo Robles; Amparo Noguera

 

Production: HOUSE ON FIRE: Vincent Wang, Fred Bellaïche, Dominique Welinski

ENDORPHINE PRODUCTION: Fabian Massah, Catharina Schreckenberg LEMMING FILM: Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit

QUIJOTE FILMS: Giancarlo Nasi

International sales: Urban distribution, Wolf

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.