7th INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue, Venice, 2017

Venice 2017

The film combines harsh realism with visual poetry to tell a story which transcends time and place and surpasses political, cultural and religious boundaries. In Los versos del olvido (Oblivion Verses), Alireza Khatami tells a tale about loss, memory, lost bodies and mourning. Convincing scenography and images convey a strong sense of compassion and humanity. To care for the dead as well for the living unifies us though it has come in different traditions and rituals through the history and religions of man.