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By Alireza KHATAMI

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First film - Completed 2017

When the elderly caretaker of a remote morgue discovers the body of a young woman killed during a protest, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial before the militia returns.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2017
Orizzonti BEST SCREENPLAY
Toronto - TIFF 2017
Discovery
Busan IFF 2017
Flash Forward
Ventana Sur 2017
European Cinema
Rotterdam IFF 2018
Perspectives
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alireza KHATAMI
    • Writer(s)
    • Alireza KHATAMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Vincent WANG (House on Fire), Dominique WELINSKI (House on Fire), Frederic BELLAICHE (House on Fire), Fabien MASSAH (Endorphine Production), Catharina SCHRECKENBERG (Endorphine Production), Joost DE VRIES (Lemming Films), Leontine PETIT (Lemming Films), Giancarlo NASI (Quijote Rampante)
    • 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 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.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2014
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