Director: Heddi Honigman

The Netherlands • 2006 • 95 mins • French with subtitles

The Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, perhaps the most beautiful graveyard in the world, is a landmark devoted to art, love and death. As the final resting- place of a gifted group of artists from all eras and corners of the world – such as Piaf, Proust, Wilde, Jim Morrison and Chopin – it is visited by hundreds of admirers everyday, most of them strangers. Other gravestones are visited occasionally by relatives, lovers, and friends, or perhaps have fallen into oblivion altogether. In Forever we see the mysterious, calming and consoling beauty of this unique place through the eyes of those who come to visit the cemetery. Many come for their ‘own’ beloved: husbands, wives, family and friends. Others honour their chosen artist by leaving behind a note or a flower. Death offers little in the way of consolation except for the passing of time, the melancholy of a moss-covered tomb, and the beauty and power of a piece of music, a poem or a painting left behind. Pere-Lachaise gradually reveals itself as a powerful source of inspiration for the living.
If you can’t see this, try The Undertaking (Thursday 8.45pm) or Dublin Day (Friday 3.20pm)

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