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Acclaimed director Heddy Honigmann takes us on a visit of the renowned Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary artists from around the world including Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Frederic Chopin, Marcel Proust and Maria Callas among others.
FOREVER introduces us to Parisians and tourists who make pilgrimages to these graves, whether to pay their respects, leave flowers or personal messages, or to tend to the upkeep of the tombstones. They share fascinating anecdotes about the deceased, and relate personal stories about the significance of the artists work in their lives. The cemetery is not only as a resting place for the dead but also a source of peace and inspiration for the living.
Mesmerizing... one of [Honigmann's] most accomplished and expressive works. --Deborah Young, Variety
A fascinating, beautiful meditation on art. --Kelly Jane Torrance, The Washington Times
Lively and engrossing! --William Johnson, Film Quarterly
Very interesting perspective on what to appreciate at Paris' famous cemetary.Published 12 months ago by Denise Ables Belyavsky
a bit boring, and the subject matter is for those that have an interest in the subject only. I had visited the graveyard in 2005 and it was interesting to me to see if I... Read morePublished 18 months ago by pet thoughts
This documentary was poignant and engaging from beginning to end. I had seen it twice before purchasing for my library because I will view it again, many times. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patricia L. Campbell
Simply put, this is not a documentary about the cemetery, but rather a series of interviews with a number of regular visitors to it. Read morePublished 24 months ago by K. Goldstein
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French navel-gazing drivel at its worst. Read more
There seemed to be so much more focus on the pianist than on the cemetery. I loved the cemetery bits though.Published on March 12, 2013 by Wanderingalien
I think the choice of Père Lachaise Cemetery as the subject of this documentary is interesting. However, the way the documentary was filmed needed improvement.Published on September 15, 2012 by Timegoesby
Ful of poetry and feelings. Simone Signoret is so great that even blind people get together to appreciate one of her films. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Mario Zejan
First, the movie was great. See if Netflicks or Itunes has it...
because Unbox and Amazon Video On Demand is an endless source of problems. Read more