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“LIFE IS SHORT; ART IS LONG.” — Hippocrates.

For the past 20 years, Heddy Honigmann has been producing documentaries of uncommon beauty, insight and intelligence. Ostensibly, a visit to Paris’s famed Père Lachaise cemetery FOREVER focuses upon those visitors who haunt the graves of artists whose work has touched them profoundly: they talk about Maria Callas’s arias, Modigliani’s nudes, Jim Morrison’s rock lyrics, Simone Signoret’s sexy screen presence, Chopin’s sonatas. A testament to the oft-quoted notion that a civilization is not remembered by its great military victories but by its most brilliant artistic accomplishments.


Official Website: http://www.filmforum.org/films/forever.html

Added by aavarnum on August 23, 2007