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.
Venice IFF 2017 - Orizzonti Competition - Best Screenplay Award, Fipresci Award, Interfilm Award
Toronto IFF 2017 - Discovery
Los Versos del Olvido
Juan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru
House on Fire, Endorphine Production, Lemming Films, Quijote Rampante
France, Germany, The Netherlands, Chile
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