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Celine Song's "Past Lives" emerges as a nuanced exploration of life's what-ifs, unraveling a narrative deeply rooted in personal history and the expansive concept of love beyond a single lifetime. This feature debut by the Korean-born playwright astonishes with its understated beauty, weaving a narrative that spans continents and decades, exploring the indelible connections formed in youth and their reverberations into adulthood.

What to Know about "Past Lives"

Premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance and the Berlin International Film Festival in 2023, "Past Lives" presents a story that oscillates between deeply personal and universally resonant themes. It received a limited theatrical release on June 2, 2023, by A24, offering an introspective alternative to summer blockbusters. The film focuses on childhood sweethearts torn apart and reunited, challenging notions of fate and destiny.

"Past Lives" Cast

Greta Lee stars as Nora, alongside Teo Yoo as Hae Sung, with John Magaro playing Nora’s husband, Arthur. The film skillfully captures the complexity of their relationships, marked by past affections and present realities, showcasing Lee and Yoo's compelling performances that traverse the delicate lines between friendship, love, and the roads not taken.

How to Watch "Past Lives" Online

"Past Lives" its available for streaming on fuboTV, Paramount+ through Showtime and DIRECTV. For those looking to rent or purchase, "Past Lives" offers various options across digital platforms.

What People are Saying about "Past Lives"

Celine Song's debut is hailed for its poetic finesse and emotional depth, capturing the essence of connections that defy time and geography. The film’s nomination for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the 96th Oscars underscores its narrative strength and Song's directorial vision. "Past Lives" is praised for its portrayal of a love triangle not as a conflict but as a circle, encapsulating multiple loves within one life. Critics and audiences alike are swooning over this art-house gem that offers a contemplative and soul-stirring viewing experience.

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Currently, Past Lives is available in the UK, Canada, the US, and Australia

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United KingdomNetflix with Ads, Netflix
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CanadaHoopla, Prime Video
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Streaming availability last updated: 03:01:58 AM, 05/22/2024 PST

More Information on Past Lives

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny. Past Lives featuring Greta Lee and Yoo Teo is streaming with subscription on fuboTV, streaming with subscription on Showtime (Via Paramount+), streaming with subscription on Hoopla, and 6 others. It's a drama and romance movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (118,285 votes).




13+ (PG-13)





Celine Song

Hae Sung

Yoo Teo

Young Nora

Moon Seung-a

Young Hae Sung

Seung Min Yim

Nora's Mom

Yoon Ji-hye

Nora's Dad

Choi Won-young

Hae Sung's Mom

An Min-yeong

Young Si Young

Seo Yeon-woo

Hae Sung's Friend 1

Chang Ki-ha

Hae Sung's Friend 2

Shin Hee-chul

Hae Sung's Friend 3

Jun Hyuk Park

CBP Officer

Jack Alberts

Na Young's Childhood Friend 1

Noo Ri Song

Na Young's Childhood Friend 2

Si Ah Jin

Na Young's Childhood Friend 3

Yoon Seo Choi

Hae Sung's Girlfriend

Hwang Seung-eon

Executive Producer

Christine D'Souza Gelb

Executive Producer

Jerry Kyoungboum Ko

Executive Producer

Kang Ho-sung

Executive Producer

Miky Lee

Executive Producer

Taylor Shung

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Cast & Crew for Past Lives


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Director / Executive Producer / Writer