Lemming Film


Oblivion Verses

Original title: Los Versos Del Olvido

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 Khatamiscript Alireza Khatamioriginal title Los Versos Del Olvidogenre dramarelease 2017length 92 min Spanishproducers House On Fire (FR)co producers Lemming Film (NL), Endorphine Production (GER),Quijote Films (CL),main cast Juan Margallo, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru, Tomás del Estaldirector of photography Antoine Heberlésound design Miroslav Babicfinanciers & funds Media Development, CNC, Fondation Gan, Eurimages, MDM, Ezef, Hubert Bals Fund Development/ Plus / Europeworldsales Urban Distribution International
the INTERFILM Award La Biennale di Venezia Cinema 2017 the FIPRESCI Award for Best Debut Film La Biennale di Venezia Cinema 2017 the ORIZZONTI Award for best screenplay  La Biennale di Venezia Cinema 2017