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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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Director:
Writers:
Heddy Honigmann (scenario)
Ester Gould (scenario)
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Release Date:
12 September 2007 (USA) See more »
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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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4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Very beautiful, moving documentary about Père Lachaise cemetery See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (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
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Won the Best Film (9000.00 Euros) Award at 2007 Navarra International Documentary Film Festival in a unanimous decision by the jury consisting of Mikhail Vartanov, Yael Perlov, Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado, Jaime Pena and Fernando Pagola.See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Very beautiful, moving documentary about Père Lachaise cemetery, 27 November 2006
Author: Migchiell from Netherlands

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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