When in Paris, I always try to visit Pere Lachaise. It is in fact the only cemetery I visit regularly, even though no one I personally knew rests there. And I am not alone. Why are people drawn to Pere Lachaise if not dead or related to those who are?
Heddy Honigmann’s intriguing and award-winning documentary “Forever” explores the answer in a series of conversations with visitors, each musing on gravestones. Honigmann goes well beyond the triumph of life over death; she examines the importance of art in our existence.
Photos by Nathalie Graafland