Magazine article Screen International

First Trailer for Venice Title 'Oblivion Verses' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

First Trailer for Venice Title 'Oblivion Verses' (Exclusive)

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Project is debut feature of US-based Iranian director Alireza Khatami.

Screen can reveal the first trailer for US-based Iranian director Alireza Khatami’s debut feature Oblivion Verses ahead of its premiere in Venice’s Orrizonti Competition.

The intriguing Chile-set Spanish-language drama revolves around the elderly caretaker of a remote morgue, played by veteran Spanish actor and director Juan Margallo, who embarks on a mission to give a proper burial to the body of a young woman killed during civil protests.

The task will set him on a magical odyssey bringing him into contact with a mystic gravedigger, an old woman searching for her long-lost daughter and a hearse driver tormented by his past. …

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