Alireza KhatamiJuan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Moron
France / Chile / 2017 / 92 minutes / DCP / Color
Iranian political silences meet the labyrinths of Latin American disappearances in this multinational debut by writer-director Alireza Khatami. Set primarily in a lonely, unnamed cemetery, its caretaker and his grave-digger interlocutor seem locked into existential inertia in their interactions with the living and dead. When their entire anti-world is overturned by a mysterious political group who commandeers the morgue, the old man is forced into exile in the desert which spurs him into action. Venice Horizons Section Best Screenplay Award and FIPRESCI Prize.