In cinema 4/21/2024

Past Lives

Past Lives

MS12

Genre

Drama

Director

Celine Song

Run time

1h 46min

Cast

Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro, Moon Seung-ah

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The rare love story that’s both impossibly romantic and crushingly pragmatic, “Past Lives” follows two people who might be soulmates, even though they have never kissed and haven’t been in the same city in 24 years.

Making an utterly assured feature debut, writer-director Celine Song modulates the delicate tonal balance of this wise, wistful film perfectly, dividing her narrative into three distinct segments – following the characters when they’re roughly 12, 24, and 36 – with each passage more moving than the last. There are three superb performances at the picture’s centre, but none is more radiant than that of Greta Lee, gracefully capturing the spirit of a searching soul who seems to understand things about the nuances of love that are beyond the grasp of the rest of us.

(Tim Grierson, Screen Daily)

Genre

Drama

Director

Celine Song

Run time

1h 46min

Cast

Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro, Moon Seung-ah

The rare love story that’s both impossibly romantic and crushingly pragmatic, “Past Lives” follows two people who might be soulmates, even though they have never kissed and haven’t been in the same city in 24 years.

Making an utterly assured feature debut, writer-director Celine Song modulates the delicate tonal balance of this wise, wistful film perfectly, dividing her narrative into three distinct segments – following the characters when they’re roughly 12, 24, and 36 – with each passage more moving than the last. There are three superb performances at the picture’s centre, but none is more radiant than that of Greta Lee, gracefully capturing the spirit of a searching soul who seems to understand things about the nuances of love that are beyond the grasp of the rest of us.

(Tim Grierson, Screen Daily)

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Date
18. Aasia filmikultuuri festival JAFF

Artis

Saal 2

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Free seats

72

Date

Format

2D

Language

english/korean

Subtitles

Estonian, Russian

Info

Rating

Under 12 Not Recommended

Production year

2023

Global distributor

A24

Local distributor

KP Distribution

In cinema

4/21/2024