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.
selections & won prizes
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf
NL - NFF Crystal Film (10,000 visitors documentary)