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Nothing Lasts Forever

Directed by Jason Kohn
2022
USA
87 minutes
All Ages
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Diamonds are forever? Jason Kohn’s film reveals the irrevocably changing industry following the introduction of synthetic – but indistinguishable – diamonds. Berlinale 2022.
Diamonds are extremely rare and extremely valuable, right? A forged-by-nature symbol of fidelity and eternal love, yes? Think again. Kohn’s eye-opening film (10 years in the making) takes us inside a global business veering into turmoil, described by one commentator as “an illusion so spectacular it turned into the truth. ”The development of synthetic diamonds is rapidly making it impossible to distinguish from the real thing. With Kohn’s access to key players from the diamond trading establishment including the monolithic DeBeers company, and disrupters whose synthetic gems have shaken the market to its core, the film gets to the heart of the matter. How and why have diamonds come to represent romantic love, who said they’re forever and who gets to apply the price tag?
Completely melts the story that has been told and retold about the value of the engagement ring.
Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
The film’s standout source is jewelry designer and author Aja Raden, who radiates charisma with dramatic turns of phrase and a highly attuned bullshit meter.
Jude Dry, IndieWire
Semiotics lessons don’t get much more sparkling and entertaining than Jason Kohn’s new documentary Nothing Lasts Forever.
Dan Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets

Thu 9 Jun
6:15pm
Ritz Randwick - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Wed 15 Jun
7pm
Palace Norton Street
Past Event Cancel
Sun 19 Jun
4:15pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2022
Classification
All Ages
Country
USA
Language
In English and Gujarati with English subtitles
Director
Jason Kohn
Producer
Jason Kohn, Amanda Branson Gill, Jared Goldman
Cinematographer
Heloisa Passos
Editor
Jack Price, Paul Marchand
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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