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