Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are torn apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Twelve years later, Nora, now a playwriting student in New York, reconnects with Hae Sung online; they begin talking frequently, and even imagine a reunion. But another dozen years pass before they finally meet over a few fateful days in New York.
An aching, deeply romantic debut feature from playwright Celine Song (Endlings), Past Lives is a love story — indeed, several — told across three moments in time. Song’s artful aesthetic and profound character writing, and the spellbinding performances she draws from Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro, explore love, identity, and “In Yun,” a Korean notion of fate stemming from two people’s connection in a past life.
Writer & Director
Reclaim The Frame Event
Screenings and Writing workshops
9 Sept 2023
Reclaim The Frame special screenings + special intros/writing worshops:
Catch a screening at our #ReclaimTheFrame partner cinemas from 7 September:
Glasgow Film Theatre
Hyde Park Picture House
Plymouth Arts Centre
Queens Film Theatre
Rio Cinema (London)