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. It is one of the world’s most famous and beau­tiful ceme­teries and the final resting place of a gifted group of artists from various periods in history and virtu­ally all corners of the world. Some, such as Piaf, Proust, Jim Morrison and Chopin, are still worshipped to this day. Others have fallen into oblivion, or are visited only occa­sion­ally by a single admirer. We see the myste­rious, calming and consoling beauty of this unique ceme­tery through the eyes of today’s visi­tors. Many come for their own’ beloved: husbands, wives, family and friends. Others honour their’ artist by leaving behind a personal message or a flower. While admirers share with us the impor­tance of art and beauty in their lives and their sorrow for the loss of those dearly departed , the grave­yard grad­u­ally reveals itself not only as aresting place for the dead, but also as a source of peace and inspi­ra­tion for the living.

Credits

Producer
Set geluid
Sound Design
Production company
Cobos Films BV
TV company
NTR
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen
Cobos Films BV

Title: Forever
Year: 2006
Duration : 1 hour, 35 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2006

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Documentaire (2006)
Heddy Honigmann

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Montage (2006)
Danniel Danniel

Other awards

Kristallen Film (10.000 bezoekers documentaire) (2006)

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