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Past Lives - Terrasbios

From classics to summer highlights from the past season. Watch them in our intimate outdoor cinema on the water: the Terrace Cinema. Nora (Greta Lee) and Hae Sung (Teo Yoo), two deeply bonded childhood friends, are torn apart when Nora's family emigrates to Canada from South Korea. Twelve years later, Nora is studying in New York and the two reconnect via the internet. They fantasize about seeing each other again, but the distance diminishes the contact. Another twelve years later, Nora is now married and is reunited with her childhood sweetheart during a pivotal week, when he visits her in New York. In her debut film, playwright Celine Song explores notions of fate, love, and the thin line between the life we live and the life it could have been. Past Lives became the big surprise of the Berlin and Sundance film festivals earlier this year. ★★★★★ De Volkskrant 'In the clever Past Lives, about a love affair that never continued, the director does not get bogged down in what-if scenarios about past lives. The focus is on the here and now. It makes the film mature and moving, making it one of the most beautiful of this year.' ★★★★★ Trouw 'Rarely seen such a tender and wise love film as Past Lives.' ★★★★★ NRC 'Nora chose something beautiful over something else beautiful. That leads to a complex pain. Not the pain of a wrong choice, but that of realizing that two beauties sometimes exclude each other.' ★★★★★ AD 'the most beautiful love film of the year.' ★★★★ VPRO Cinema: 'one of the most beautiful film finales of the past ten years.'

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Sat 24 Aug
21:15
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