Inspired by true events, PAST LIFE tracks the daring 1977 trans-European odyssey of two sisters – one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, and the other a combative liberal magazine editor. As they try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one’s unique voice.
- Director: Avi Nesher
- Country: Poland
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:49:00
- imdb Score: 7.3/10 (111 votes)
- Language: English| German| Polish | Hebrew
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory
Hannah Brown - JERUSALEM POST
"The strong performances ... and Nesher's dedication to the story's themes turn PAST LIFE into a drama that might not be stellar, but is at least worth your time."
Oktay Ege Kozak - THE PLAYLIST
"As the sisters lead them to desperately seek a path to forgiveness and peace for all concerned, Nesher expertly builds suspense while echoing and reinforcing their quest with the film's hauntingly beautiful musical choices."
Alissa Simon - VARIETY
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2017
New York Jewish Film Festival 2017
Camerimage Film Festival 2016
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2016