Well, after Zak Hepburn and Michael Rowlamd raved about the other day ('best film at the Oscars' predictions!), I must say I was a little underwhelmed. Very expertly executed, sure, but it didn't blow me away. I think maybe they've not been to very many film festivals the subtlety seemed to be a novelty to them, yet the weak plot construct didn't bother them.
Watched the film 'Past Lives' last night. Utterly superb and a complete joy to watch such an intelligent, nuanced exploration of love, relationships, and the past. All of the actors are superb, and the direction by Celine Song is faultess. It's hard to convey just how good this is, but many critics are hailing it as the 'film of the year'.
93rd Film of 2023:
Past Lives: A Purposeful Meditation on What Might Have Been. Read the here by
In UK cinemas today
From Crazy Rich Asians to new romance Past Lives, a raft of recent movies has featured reconnections with distant homelands deftly addressing complex questions around diaspora and identity
In stories about immigration, longing and loss, the idea of returning to the motherland can appear like an alluring siren call.
The main characters & their equation is understated & so subtly handled. A happy present on one side of the bar table, & a most meaningful possibility on the other -- without overt sentiment or melodrama -- seeing life & choices for what it is & what it could have all been. No resentment, no jealousy, no regret. There is a tinge of sadness, & it is so elegantly captured, almost directed at the passage of time, growing up, losing homes, people, places, languages, & ourselves.
Celine Song's is one of the most stunning movies that I have watched this year. It deserves all the applause it's received. It's visually beautiful, especially in how it frames vast empty urban spaces, and humanises them because of the characters in the shot, almost making you remember that places are often real because of the people you know in them.
I'm watching Past Lives (2023)
'Past Lives' is a raw, beautiful and touching film crafted brilliantly and realistically. , , , ,
J'viens de voir et je trouve vraiment dommage que le film soit distribu en France qu'en dcembre prochain, soit 6 mois aprs les US !
C'tait la premire ralisation de mais le film me donne vraiment une vibe mi-chemin entre et .
Il a un peu le mme ct "doux-amer"
Okay, is anyone else mind-boggled by the depth and (brutal) rawness of this new A24 flick in these times
was beautiful & well worth the hype. There's an obvious tonal nod to 'In the Mood for Love' & a thematic tie-in to 'Brooklyn', but it genuinely felt very much like it's own thing. Note-perfect performances and both direction & especially writing that had subtlety that's annoyingly uncommon. I loved how resolute it was in its wistfulness. The 'What If' was the point, not a tangible fantasy of something else or a trashing of the present. Gorgeous.
What a great sensitive film. A film like a that is extremely attentive to people! It is also beautiful to look at!!
'Past Lives': This Is What Makes the Romantic Drama Feel Real
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Un film sentimentale che racconta la storia di una bambina e un bambino coreani molto legati (anche sentimentalmente, per come/quanto lo si possa essere da bambini) che si dividono improvvisamente quando lei emigra negli Stati Uniti con la famiglia mentre lui resta in Corea.
Where to Watch and Stream 'Past Lives': Is the A24 Film on Streaming
Past Lives (2023)
Cinema Theater, Row 2 Seat 11
Whatever idea you took away from watching the trailer, its not a love triangle story. The actors are so good its unreal. The script is fantastic. Set & sound designand the entire soundscapeexcel with lovingly detailed spaces and everyday sounds that deliver an almost physical experience. The cinematography feels like an actor in its own right, who leads youparticularly with
Past Lives Sets VOD Release Date
I just watched and it's a really beautiful film highly recommended!
I dont know what to feel afterwards..
Celine Song's 'PAST LIVES' is set to premiere on VOD in just 1 day.
Just a couple weeks till I go to to visit a battle field, that as a child, I had night terrors of dying on in another life.
Past Lives der Regisseurin Celine Song luft im Kino! z.B. auch in OmU im Thalia Kino in Potsdam oder Delphi Lux am Berliner Zoo.
San Sebastian Festival to Screen May December, Zone of Interest, Past Lives in Best-of Sidebar
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Does anyone here know ! How To pirate the movie Really wanna see it :(
What does it say about me that my two favorite films this year are and
AFCC member Josh reviews and
Woot! Woot! Woot!Discover your Past Life.
< Audience favorite of 2023 according to Carlo Chatrian >
Nora and Hae Sung meet again after a long time in New York. As students, they both feel a lot for each other, but Nora's family emigrates to Canada, so the relationship breaks off.
But Nora has since married and doesn't want to give up her writing career in New York.
I usually go to arthouse-y stuff before big stuff. I know you prob need to hit the big stuff first.
But for me, i need to prioritieze the arty ones. Cause it is one week before was down to one slot a day at a 9:45 showing. And I assumed they would only give it one week at all. (Which, woo, go Past Lives)
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Past Lives: the yearning of what might have been if only... When one door closes, many more open. Worth seeing this film!
"Theres a section in Past Lives, Celine Songs gorgeous, deft debut film about a pair of reconnecting childhood sweethearts, that immediately portaled me to the year 2011."
I watched and I have so many thoughts.
AFCC member Jay reviews
With playing Sundance London this weekend, what are the chances of it also being the Screen Unseen and Mystery Film