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, in this heartrending modern romance.

What the critics are saying:

Past Lives feels so deliciously restrained that it makes even quiet dramas seem histrionic. And yet it’s a wide emotional field that gives its characters room to breathe… if Past Lives isn’t 2023’s best film, we’re in for an incredible year of cinema.

John Wenzel – Denver Post

Past Lives is lovely—smart, deeply felt, carefully observed, pleasingly patient with its characters and their emotions.

Max Weiss – Baltimore Magazine

It’s a film full of quiet magic; of the power of words not spoken, and the enduring strength of love.

Moira MacDonald – Seattle Times