Avi Nesher, Israel, 2016, 110MIN, Hebrew, English, German, and Polish with English subtitles
Inspired by true events, Past Life tracks the daring 1977 trans-European odyssey of two sisters—one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, 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 (Zero Motivation), Joy Rieger (Live and Become), Doron Tavory (Lemon Tree), and Evgenia Dodina (The Attack; Nina’s Tragedies) lead the cast. Acclaimed filmmaker Avi Nesher (Turn Left at the End of the World, The Matchmaker) directed from his own screenplay.
Director Avi Nesher in person for Q&A at screenings on Jan 15 and 16.