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Past Lives

Opens on June 30

Director: Celine Song Run Time: 106 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: English, Korean

Starring: Emily Cass McDonnell, Greta Lee, John Magaro, Jojo T. Gibbs, Yoo Teo

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life.

Celine Song is a Korean-Canadian director, playwright, and screenwriter based in the United States. Among her plays are Endlings and The Seagull on The Sims 4. Past Lives is her directorial film debut, premiering earlier this year at Sundance.

“A movie that liberates your tears and makes you fall in love with it. It is almost assuredly predestined to be the single best movie you see this year.” ~ David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Past Lives, folding two decades into less than two hours, is as swift and fleet as it is emotionally and philosophically expansive.” ~ Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

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