Past Lives

A sensitive modern romance in which an unexpected encounter with a childhood love makes writer Nora question: „What if?“

Past Lives
United States, South Korea 2023
  • Czech
105 min.

Writer Nora and her childhood love Hae-Sung live thousands of kilometers apart, but they are connected by a deep bond. After more than twenty years, these two kindred spirits meet again in New York over the course of a few days. The unexpected reunion forces Nora to ask herself, “What if?” Told in multiple timelines, director Celine Song’s sensitive modern romance is a unique tale of two people who feel an emotional closeness even though their paths in life seem fated to pass each other by.

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Director: Celine Song
Screenplay: Celine Song
Cinematography: Shabier Kirchner
Music: Christopher Bear, Daniel Rossen
Sound: Jacob Ribicoff
Editing: Keith Fraase
Production Design: Grace Yun
Producer: David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon
Co-production: Yale Chasin, Khan Kwon
Costumes: Katina Danabassis
Cast: Greta Lee, Yoo Teo, John Magaro, Isaac Powell, Jojo T. Gibbs, Kristen Sieh

Sundance London

2023 – Celine Song (Audience Award)