Past lives

Director: Celine Song

Cast: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro

Heartrending modern romance in which two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after one 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’s brilliant film explores the tender feelings of relationships at various stages, from budding playground crushes to adulthood’s alleged certainty. A nuanced film that allows for self-reflection as well as entertainment, following two characters who illustrate how relationships—both fully realised and not—influence our lives.

2023 / USA, South Korea / 106 mins

BBFC Advice: Contains infrequent strong language

All screenings for Past lives at Saffron Screen