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.

Director : Alireza Khatami

Written by : Alireza Khatami

Length : 92 min | Spanish

Original title: Los Versos del Olvido
French title : Les Versets de l’Oubli

Cast : Juan Margallo, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru, Tomas Del Estal

Producers :
House on Fire (France) – Vincent Wang, Fred Bellaïche, Dominique Welinski

Co-Producers :
Endorphine Production (Germany) – Fabian Massah, Catharina Schreckenberg
Lemming Film (Netherlands) – Leontine Petit, Eva Eissenloeffel, Joost de Vries
Quijote Films (Chile) – Giancarlo Nasi

DoP: Antoine Heberlé

Sound : Miroslav Babic

International sales: Urban Distribution International

With the support of:
Media Development
CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
Fondation Gan
Hubert Bals Fund Development / Plus / Europe

Selections and awards:
Venice Film Festival 2017 : Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay / FIPRESCI Award
Toronto Film Festival 2017: Discovery Section