Director: Celine Song
Writer(s): Celine Song
Cast: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo
About the Film
PAST LIVES tells the story of Nora and Hae Sung, two friends who share an intimate connection during childhood then fall out of touch as they grow towards adulthood. Reconnecting on social media after 12 years, they reaffirm their connection via video calls, but the connection is short-lived as their personal lives again get in the way. Fast-forward another 12 years, Nora and Hae Sung finally meet in person and wonder if it is still possible (or worth it) to find resolution to their imperfect love story.
The directorial debut of Korean filmmaker Celine Song, this understated romantic drama is partially based on events from Song’s own life. The film is a meditation on the nature of relationships in the modern world where connecting is easy, but staying meaningfully connected is the true challenge. PAST LIVES was nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.