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Callas Forever

A Feature film by Franco Zeffirelli

Release in France : 18/09/2002

    Synopsis

    1997. Maria Callas, the greatest opera singer that the world has ever known, spends her final months as a recluse in her Parisian apartment.
    Larry Clark, a friend and producer, offers her the chance to sing “Carmen” at a huge concert that will be broadcast on television. Given that Maria’s voice is no longer what it once was, he proposes to arrange things technically so that the star’s former golden timbre is restored. Maria accepts, despite the warnings of Sarah, a journalist friend. Larry then organizes another concert, “Tosca”. Maria demands to sing live, no longer wanting to keep up the pretence. Larry refuses. Drama ensues. Maria takes refuge in the arms of André, a young singer. What a fiasco! She’s 54 and death awaits her.

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Galfin, France 2 Cinéma, Babe Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    Foreign production companies :

    Medusa film, Cattleya

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    International releases (15)

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    Photos (10)

    Full credits (9)

    Author of original work :

    Franco Zeffirelli

    Director of Photography :

    Ennio Guarnieri

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Alexandra Schamis, Blanche Aurore Duault

    Continuity supervisor :

    Angela Allen

    Costume designers :

    Carlo Centolavigna, Anna Anni, Alberto Spiazzi, Alessandro Lai

    Screenwriters :

    Franco Zeffirelli, Martin Sherman

    Sound Recordist :

    Peter Lindsay

    Editor :

    Sean Barton

    Music Composer :

    Alessio Vlad

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    2002

    French release :

    18/09/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    103.118

    Visa issue date :

    12/09/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD