Forever (2015)

Movie


Forever (2015)

Alice is a young investigative reporter. She suffers a sorrowful loss but finds an enigmatic commune where she starts to find her will to live and love again.
USA
IMDb  5.4 /10
Creators
Director Tatia Pilieva
Writer Gill Dennis
Writer Tatia Pilieva
Information
Release Date2015-09-25
Runtime1h 34mins
GenreDrama
Content RatingR (R)
Awards
CompanyElysium Bandini Studios, Foreverland Productions
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish

Forever (2015 film)

Forever is a 2015 American drama independent film directed by Tatia Pilieva and written by Pilieva and Gill Dennis, starring Deborah Ann Woll, Luke Grimes, John Diehl, Rhys Coiro, Jill Larson, and Ioan Gruffudd.


Plot

Alice is a young investigative reporter who suffers a catastrophic loss when her boyfriend, Tom, commits suicide after the two of them have a fight. She finds it impossible to cope in the real world and goes in search of an isolated community run by a former psychiatrist she learned about as part of a story. She finds the community and infiltrates it by pretending to have forgotten her identity. Alice slowly finds acceptance within the commune and learns that each member has suffered a tremendous loss or trauma, and that the group, despite currently living in joy and harmony, eventually intends to commit mass suicide. One of the residents, Charlie, finds Alice's hidden I.D. card but doesn't expose her lie. The two begin a romantic relationship. After realizing how supported she feels by the group, Alice reveals her identity and pleas the others to let her stay, which they allow.

Alice tries to come to terms with ending her life, but is not fully committed. When the director of the commune, Neil, accidentally ends the life of his sick wife, the group decide that it's time to perform the suicide ritual they were preparing for. Alice tries to convince Charlie to run away and start over with her; he refuses, but tells her she can leave if she wants. However, she decides to stay with him, and the next morning the group prepares to "let go", by lying down on camp beds and setting themselves on fire after taking a poison that will spare their suffering. But as Alice is about to drink the poison cup Neil is giving them, Charlie stops her. He finally agrees to run away with her and assures the group he won't let them be disturbed. The final scene shows Alice and Charlie boarding a train together. On the station bench they were sitting on, the word "forever" has been carved.


Cast

  • Deborah Ann Woll as Alice
  • Luke Grimes as Charlie
  • John Diehl as Neil
  • Rhys Coiro as Gordon
  • Jill Larson as Rachel
  • Seth Gabel as Luke
  • Shanola Hampton as Laura
  • Jake McLaughlin as Tom
  • Ioan Gruffudd as Anthony
  • Tom Everett Scott as Fred
  • Rain Phoenix as Julie
  • Juliette Verroye as Mary

Production

Forever was shot during 2013 in Los Angeles California, and is Tatia Pilieva's debut feature film. The film was produced by The Art of Elysium, which works to make art a catalyst for social change.