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Callas Forever

2 Ratings: 4.0
Art House & International movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli was and is clearly in love with Maria Callas, but unlike the average Callas fan, as a movie director, he was able to do something about it. This superbly made film, about the last few months of the great soprano's life in 1977, moves … see full wiki

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Director: Franco Zeffirelli
2 reviews about Callas Forever
review by . August 13, 2010
"Callas Forever"     A Tribute     Amos Lassen     It is 1977 in Paris and opera legend Maria Callas (Fanny Ardant) is in virtual reclusion, haunted by the ghosts of her career. Longtime friend and music promoter Larry Kelly (Jeremy Irons) is in Paris to promote a punk rock band, and he call on the diva. She refuses to see him because he had set her up on a tour of Japan and Callas felt that her performances were not up to her usual. For …
review by . June 23, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
CALLAS FOREVER is a beautifully written, tenderly directed and acted tribute to the immortal Maria Callas by a man who knew her as well as anyone - Franco Zeffirelli. The fantasy of placing Callas on film for posterity in the last year of her life, the year she died of heart failure, when her voice was gone but her artistry remained is the means by which Zeffirelli memorializes the Diva and in every way he succeeds.    The year is 1977 and Maria Callas (Fanny Ardant) is in seclusion …
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