Past Life


Title: Past Life

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Historical

Year: 2016

Cast: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina

Directed by: Avi Nesher

Written by: Avi Nesher

Produced by: David M. Milch, David Silber, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Ruth Cats

Origin: Israel

Language(s): Hebrew, German, Polish, English

Awards/Festivals: OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto IFF

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“Fresh, emotional. A gripping mystery thriller.” -The Hollywood Reporter

“First-rate filmmaking… ratches up the tension.” -Now

“A richly moving experience. An ode to the need for forgiveness.”

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. Nelly Tagar (last seen in the festival hit Zero Motivation), Joy Rieger (Greenhouse), Doron Tavory (Lemon Tree) and Evgenia Dodina (2016 Cannes selection One Week and a Day) head the cast. Acclaimed filmmaker Avi Nesher (“The Secrets,” “The Matchmaker”) directed from his own screenplay.

U.S. Theatrical Release by Orion Pictures & Samuel Goldwyn Films