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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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Very beautiful, moving documentary about Père Lachaise cemetery See more (7 total) »


  (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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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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