Forever (2007)




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Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann takes an up-close look at one of the world's most famous cemeteries in this documentary exploring Père-Lachaise -- the eternal resting ground of such world-renowned artists as Jim Morrison, Piaf, Chopin, and Proust. Despite the fact that they may be home to a variety of well-known artists, composers, and musicians, the lavish grounds of Père-Lachaise are also occupied by a number of lesser-known figures whose once-strong fan bases have since died down as the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Heddy Honigmann, Ester Gould, Judith Vreriks
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On DVD: Apr 21, 2009
First Run/Icarus Films



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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

This is a film, then, about a place of death giving meanings for life.

Full Review… | July 3, 2008
Chicago Tribune
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What we see in Heddy Honigmann's understated, touching documentary are the ways that people reach out to the abstract.

Full Review… | September 20, 2007
Washington Post
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Honigmann develops, with deceptive casualness, a few unforgettable character studies and one of the purest, most moving motion pictures of the year.

Full Review… | September 18, 2007
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Achieves something more resonant than a Solemn Affirmation of the Immortal Spirit of Art.

Full Review… | September 18, 2007
Village Voice
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Without digging up a single rotting, worm-infested corpse or skeleton, Honigmann's lovely, elegant meditation nevertheless exposes haunting truths about Père-Lachaise and the visitors who fill it with such incongruous life and vivacity.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
AV Club
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Honigmann's subtle asides -- moody cuts to mournful statuary, insects crawling over tombs -- all speak to her art-is-immortal theme.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
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