Past Lives (2023) Movie review:a touching story about love and life


As a film critic, I must say that “Past Lives (2023)” is, in my opinion, the best film to hit the screens since Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” in 2019. The film tells a simple yet powerful story of a girl who leaves her childhood crush behind to start a new life in Canada and America. However, as the years go by, she reconnects with her lost love in a series of emotionally charged encounters that explore the depth of their attraction.

For anyone who has experienced the pain of a long-distance relationship or the heartache of lost love, this film will resonate deeply and stir up raw emotions. The storytelling is both original and creative, with a simple plot that evolves into a richly complex narrative of love, closure, and purpose. Celine Song’s direction is masterful, knowing exactly when to let the silence speak and when to let the music and visuals carry the story forward.

Overall, “Past Lives (2023)” is a beautiful and sophisticated meditation on love, longing, and culture that will leave an indelible message on its audience. It reminds us to appreciate the people we have in our lives and to never miss a chance to tell them how much we care. If you think this film might be for you, I highly recommend seeing it now – you won’t be disappointed.

Past Lives (2023) details

Past Lives (2023) review:a touching story about love and life

Director:Celine Song
Writer:Celine Song
Stars:Greta Lee、Teo Yoo、John Magaro
Release date:June 23, 2023 (United States)
Countries of origin:United States、South Korea
Also known as:Past Lives、Vidas pasadas(Spain)、In einem anderen Leben(Germany)
Filming locations:New York City, New York, USA
Production companies:2AM、A24、CJ ENM Co.
Running time:106 min

Past Lives (2023) storyline

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. 20 years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.(From imdb)

Past Lives (2023) top cast

  • Greta Lee(Nora)
  • Teo Yoo(Hae Sung)
  • John Magaro(Arthur)
  • Moon Seung-ah(Young Nora)
  • Leem Seung-min(Young Hae Sung)
  • Ji Hye Yoon(Nora’s Mom)
  • Won Young Choi(Nora’s Dad)
  • Ahn Min-Young(Hae Sung’s Mom)
  • Seo Yeon-Woo(Young Si Young)
  • Jack Alberts(CBP Officer)
  • Jane Kim(Actress)
  • Seung Un Hwang(Hae Sung’s Girlfriend)


Author:Gladys Walcott

My name is Gladys T. Walcott, and I’m a passionate fan of movies and TV shows. I enjoy writing reviews about films and TV shows, and I love to share my thoughts and opinions with others. I’m always open to discussions and feedback, so feel free to leave a comment and start a conversation with me.

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