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Forever -- Through a leisurely tour of the world-famous Pre-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world, FOREVER provides an unusually poignant, emotionally powerful meditation on relations between the living and the dead, and the immortal power of art.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Yoshino Kimura
Bertrand Beyern
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Camille Solari ... Alberta

Directed by
Heddy Honigmann 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ester Gould  scenario
Heddy Honigmann  scenario
Judith Vreriks  scenario

Produced by
Carmen Cobos .... producer
Cinematography by
Robert Alazraki 
Film Editing by
Danniel Danniel 
Sound Department
Harold Jalving .... dolby mastering mixer
Piotr van Dijk .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Florentijn Bos .... digital intermediate colorist
Other crew
Sally Elbert .... site manager

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Netherlands:97 min (original version) | USA:95 min | Argentina:97 min
Color (35 mm version)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A reflection about life and death, 10 May 2008
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

Forever (2006), directed by Heddy Honigmann, is an unusual documentary about the famous Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The cemetery contains the graves of many famous artists (Ingres), singers (Piaf, Callas), and writers (Proust). Most notably for U.S. tourists, Jim Morrison is buried in Lachaise. (Someone asks how to find Morrison's grave. The answer is, "Follow the signs." Morrison fans have written "To Jim" with arrows on other tombs to guide people to the grave site.)

Honigmann does much more than guide us through the cemetery. She interviews people who are visiting. Some have come to pay homage to the famous artists. Most, however, are visiting the graves of loved ones. Honigmann speaks to them in a friendly, non-invasive way, and they respond in kind. She's not afraid to let the camera linger while people think and consider. Often, after a while, they share their thoughts with her and with us.

The director takes a surprising and interesting detour during the film. A young Japanese pianist--Yoshino Kimura--visits Fredric Chopin's grave at Lachaise. Honigmann takes us to Kimura's studio, where Kimura plays a lovely Chopin piece. Although physically apart from the cemetery, this scene works because the calmness of the artist and the beauty of the music remind us of the calmness and beauty of Chopin's grave and of the Lachaise itself.

We saw this film at Rochester's wonderful Dryden Theatre. I think it would work well on DVD. It's probably hard to find, but it's worth seeking out.

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