Callas Forever (2004)
Rated PG-13
Running Time: 115min


Callas Forever(2004) Franco Zeffirelli fictionalizes the golden days of Maria Callas, opera's most notorious and beloved diva, in this luminous tribute to one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Fanny Ardant portrays the brilliant and impetuous Callas, coaxed out of her self-imposed exile by her long-time friend and former manager, Larry Kelly, to star in a film version of Carmen. The film project re-ignites her passion for performance and rekindles her friendship with Larry, long ago estranged by her difficult nature. The outstanding supporting cast includes Joan Plowright as a music critic and life-long friend of Callas, the smoldering Gabriel Garko as Callas, May-December leading man Don José, and dreamy newcomer Jay Rodan as Larry's artist boyfriend, Michael, who is inspired by Callas' recordings to create beauty. "You will go away devastated and raving about the great French actress Fanny Ardant as Callas. It's a titanic performance that redefines the term "tour de force." --Rex Reed, NY Observer "Sumptuous... a film that celebrates the sacredness of artistic integrity. Ardant's Callas is gorgeous. Ardant comes fully into her own in her portrayal of a great artist…" --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times



Fanny Ardant
Jeremy Irons
Joan Plowright
Gabriel Garko


Franco Zeffirelli


Martin Sherman
Franco Zeffirelli


Riccardo Tozzi
Giovannella Zannoni


Alessio Vlad