Past Life

August 2, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12, Members $8.75

In the fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher (The Wonders), two Israeli sisters — an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist — delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.

Adapted from Baruch Milch’s memoir Can Heaven Be Void, and directed by one of Israel’s most acclaimed filmmakers, Past Life is “a striking and thought-provoking picture … in which forgiveness is sought, and the difficulty of bestowing forgiveness is acknowledged.” (

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