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Past Life

Directed by: Avi Nesher
109 Minutes, 2016, Drama; Israel Film Center Festival

Based on a true story, Past Life tracks the daring 1977 trans-European odyssey of two sisters–one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, and the other a combative politics and porn magazine editor–who are daughters of Holocaust survivors. 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.

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Director: Avi Nesher

Producer: Ruth Cats

Producer: Leon Edery

Producer: Moshe Edery

Producer: David M. Milch

Producer: Ella Milch-Sheriff

Producer: Elad Naggar

Producer: Avi Nesher

Producer: David Silber

Cast: Nelly Tagar

Cast: Joy Rieger

Cast: Evgenia Dodina

Cast: Doron Tavry

Cinematographer: Michel Abramowicz

Editor: Isaac Sehayek

Production designer: Eitan Levi

Writer: Avi Nesher