• Feature
  • 2017
  • 92 Minutes
  • France, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
  • Language: Spanish

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.

Director: Alireza Khatami

Screenwriter: Alireza Khatami, Dominique Welinski, René Ballesteros

Production Company: House on Fire



2017: Venice Film Festival: Best Screenplay, Best Debut (FIPERSCI), Best Film (Interfilm Award), Best Screenplay (Venice Horizons Award)

Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Nantes Three Continents Festival: Young Audience Award (Director)

Mumbai Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

2018: Festival Premiers Plans D’Angers

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

DOP / Camera: Antoine Heberlé

Editor: Florent Mangeot

Music: Matt Robin, Fred Bellaiche, Jacques Denis

Sound: Miroslav Babic

Producer: Frédéric Bellaïche, Vincent Wang

Cast: Juan Margallo, Tomas del Estal, Manuel Moron, Itziar Aizpuru, Amparo Noguera, Gonzalo Robles


Alireza Khatami

Alireza Khatami is a writer, director, producer based between the United States and France. He was selected in the 24th session of Cinefondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. He is also an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Talent Lab of the Toronto International Film Festival. Born in Iran, he studied Creative Multimedia in Malaysia and gained a Master of Fine Arts degree in film production from the United States of America.

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