When Forever Dies

This virtuoso collage of film fragments from the Eye collection is an epic ode to the classic film melodrama.

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Their names are Forever Man and Forever Woman. They are embodied by actors and actresses from long-gone eras, but also by cartoon characters and puppet animations. Together they narrate the story of the euphoric ups and tragic downs of human existence.
In 2018, Peet Gelderblom released a magnificent video essay about the different versions of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. He became known worldwide for his re-cut of Brian de Palma’s RAISING CAIN, which received the blessing of the master himself. This year, Gelderblom takes the art of editing to an even higher level with a film completely constructed out of fragments of dozens of films from the immense Eye Filmmuseum archive. Silent Dutch peasant dramas, but also genre classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS; stunning puppet animations by Joop Geesink, Murnau’s FAUST – Gelderblom gathered what he needed and forged it all into a unique viewing experience.

Peet Gelderblom, Netherlands, 2020, 90 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.