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The film Callas Forever is film that is partially fictionalized. The setting is in 1977, the year that Callas died. The movie also revolves around the creation of the movie entitled Goerges Bizet's Carmen. The diva, who is well past her prime, is requested to star in the film. Though she has already a ragged voice, she is being persuaded by Larry Kelly, a former manager and longtime friend of hers. Larry once abandoned classical music to focus on being a rock impresario. They are planning to simply lip synch her to one of her old recordings. By doing this, they are hoping to recapture her youth and leave a lasting legacy for her fans and admirers. The plan is also supported by journalist Sarah Keller and Callas Confidante

Other notable characters include a young painter with some talent named Michel and Ardent Callas, a notable character in which Larry is infatuated to. There is also Don Jose, at tenor who frequently flirts with the aging diva. The diva also responds well to Don Jose's advances. A notable character that plays a housekeeper in Callas' Apartment named Bruna.

Despite their plans to artificially create the music, the diva found her faith in herself and renewed her passion for music. She then refuses to lip synch her parts. She even agrees to take part in the adaptation of Tosca, if only it is recorded live and making use of her very own voice.

However, the producers and financial backers do not support her decision. They also terminated her contract. The diva response by demanding Larry to destroy Carmen, reasoning that it will only destroy her reputation for performing honestly. The diva is proud to perform honestly even if it means that age took its toll and sings in a way that fans would want to close their eyes and ears in disappointment.

Callas Forever is an Romance, Drama movie that was released in 2002. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 49.

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| 2002 | | 6.4/10 | 49/100
Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan
Franco Zeffirelli
English / French / Italian