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Forever (2006)

Unrated | | Documentary | 12 September 2007 (USA)
Forever is a film about the power and vitality of art and a place where love and death go hand in hand and beauty lives on: the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

Director:

Heddy Honigmann

Writers:

Ester Gould (scenario), Heddy Honigmann (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshino Kimura
Bertrand Beyern Bertrand Beyern
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Storyline

Père-Lachaise - one of the world's most famous and beautiful cemeteries - is the final resting-place of a gifted group of artists from all eras and corners of the world. Some - such as Piaf, Proust, Jim Morrison and Chopin - are worshiped to this day. Others have fallen into oblivion, or are visited occasionally by a single admirer. In Forever we see the mysterious, calming and consoling beauty of this unique cemetery through the eyes of people of flesh and blood. Many come for their 'own' beloved: husbands, wives, family and friends. Others Honor 'their' artist by leaving behind a personal message or a flower. While admirers share with us the importance of art and beauty in their lives, the graveyard gradually reveals itself as a source of inspiration for the living. Death offers little consolation except for the passing of time, the melancholia of a moss-covered tomb, and the beauty and power of a piece of music, a poem or a painting Written by Cobos

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Plot Keywords:

cemetery | art | death | artist | tomb | See All (13) »

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Documentary

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gia panta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,202, 16 September 2007

Gross USA:

$31,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,502
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(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)
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Very beautiful, moving documentary about Père Lachaise cemetery
27 November 2006 | by MigchiellSee all my reviews

This film portrays the famous Parisian cemetery of Père Lachaise through the stories of a dozen of its visitors. Thought there is no actual plot to the movie as a whole, the stories of the visitors provide a moving background to some of the graves.

The film focuses on some famous graves (Chopin, Proust, Maria Callas amongst others) as well as paying attention to some "ordinary" graves. In all cases, a portrait of someone connected to that grave is given, ranging from the Japanese girl who loves the music of Chopin so much she moved to Paris to study the piano, to the woman who at 54 found the love of her life, only to lose it again when her husband died unexpectedly.

The stories are supported by footage of the private life of the visitors, and also by beautiful views of the cemetery and the graves.

Remember this is a documentary, so there's no plot, no acting, let alone explosions and effects. What you get is a couple of beautiful filmed, moving portraits of people who mourn a loved one. In the end, the film is about love more than anything else.


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