Celine Song

The AU Review’s Best Films of 2023

In a year that was ruled by Barbenheimer and mortally wounded the once-unstoppable superhero genre, 2023 definitely saw audiences shift their minds (and money) towards more original content.  Perhaps an indication as to where the industry should place its focus, The AU’s best of list similarly echoes the sentiment that bigger doesn’t always mean better,…

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Interview: Celine Song on writing and directing Past Lives; “There’s going to be other people that feel connected to what you are connected to”

A delicate drama born from her own personal experience, Celine Song is laying emotions bare with the release of Past Lives (you can read our review here). Following its stellar reception at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the South Korean-Canadian director, playwright, and screenwriter is telling her story globally as the film releases in Australian…

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Film Review: Past Lives burns slow and composes its emotion as it floods in a sea of responsive passion

Despite the simple premise of Celine Song‘s Past Lives and its romantic comedy connotations, the film is anything but.  Burning slow and composing its emotions until it knows when to release them in a flood of responsive passion, Song’s impeccable debut is a drama of humanism and quiet complexity. Set over the span of 24…

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Win a double in-season pass to the acclaimed drama Past Lives

Thanks to StudioCanal we have 10 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to see the new acclaimed A24 romance Past Lives from writer/director Celine Song.  The film is in Australian cinemas from August 31st, 2023. Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades…

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Past Lives is a graceful, masterful navigation through one’s own emotional outlay: Melbourne International Film Festival

Despite the simple premise of Celine Song‘s Past Lives and its romantic comedy connotations, the film is anything but.  Burning slow and composing its emotions until it knows when to release them in a flood of responsive passion, Song’s impeccable debut is a drama of humanism and quiet complexity. Set over the span of 24…

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Past Lives is an impeccable drama of human connection and quiet complexity: Sydney Film Festival Review

Despite the simple premise of Celine Song‘s Past Lives and its romantic comedy connotations, the film is anything but.  Burning slow and composing its emotions until it knows when to release them in a flood of responsive passion, Song’s impeccable debut is a drama of humanism and quiet complexity. Set over the span of 24…

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