Showing posts with label Past Lives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Past Lives. Show all posts

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Reconnecting with 'Past Lives'

Top image via A24 

"Past Lives," one of 2023's more celebrated films, was recently made available to stream

Writer-director Celine Song's generation-spanning film follows two childhood friends from Seoul to the East Village. This neighborhood is the backdrop for the adult characters (played by Greta Lee and Teo Yoo) and former sweethearts as they contemplate what might have been... and maybe could be.

Locations here included First Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
... and the Holiday Cocktail Lounge on St. Mark's Place. 

Here's an interview with Song and Steve Buscemi at the Angelika, discussing the climatic last scene on First Street ... and how she found this block (thanks to FocusPulling for this clip)...


"Past Lives" received two Oscar nominations: best picture and original screenplay... and likely deserved more.

And you can see it still on a big screen at Cinema Village on 12th Street between University and Fifth Avenue.