Special Film Screening: FOREVER
Dec 4, 2011 Sunday 19:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Director: Heddy Honigmann
FOREVER is a film about the power and vitality of art, about a place where love and death go hand in hand and beauty lives on: the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
Père Lachaise is reputed to be one of the world's most beautiful and most-visited cemeteries. Great artists around the world in history found their eternal peace here including the singer Edith Piaf, the writer Marcel Proust, the Rock star Jim Morrison, the composer Frederic Chopin…who still attract hundreds and thousands of admires today. Also, there are some visitors who come for those artists who are barely remembered by the public.
In FOREVER 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 honor “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 a resting place for the dead, but also as a source of peace and inspiration for the living.
2007 Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award
2007 Hot Docs Viewer’s’ Choice Top10... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.