Forever
Forever (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alan G. Artner
Chicago Tribune

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

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Achieves something more resonant than a Solemn Affirmation of the Immortal Spirit of Art.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

Experiencing art beyond the grave

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

What we see in Heddy Honigmann's understated, touching documentary are the ways that people reach out to the abstract.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

meditative and measured

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Honigmann develops, with deceptive casualness, a few unforgettable character studies and one of the purest, most moving motion pictures of the year.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Honigmann's subtle asides -- moody cuts to mournful statuary, insects crawling over tombs -- all speak to her art-is-immortal theme.

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

At times a little pretentious, but a reasonable, not perfect, meditation on art and beauty and the relation of the living artist with the dead who have contributed to his art.

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