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“We Wanted to Paint With the Light and Write With the Camera”: The THR Cinematographer Roundtable

“I think it was a voice from the wider audience telling us that people wanted to go to the cinemas again and people wanted to join in with an event,” says Oppenheimer cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema of the summer’s Barbenheimer phenomenon. Rodrigo Prieto, who lensed Greta Gerwig’s Barbie as well as Martin Scorsese’s Killers of […]

Making of ‘Past Lives’: How Celine Song’s Unusual Exercises Helped Her Cast and Crew Deliver a Lived-In Drama

To achieve the hyper-naturalistic, lived-in connections among her trio of characters in Past Lives, writer-director Celine Song put both her cast and crew through a number of unusual exercises. For Greta Lee and Teo Yoo, who play childhood soulmates Nora and Hae Sung, that meant not being allowed to physically touch until the very moment […]

‘Past Lives’ Star Teo Yoo on How He Used His Own Experiences of Loneliness to Inform His Character in Celine Song’s Film

A24’s Past Lives, writer-director Celine Song’s feature film debut, is a bittersweet and tender drama incorporating big ideas of cultural identity and fate within an intimate and surprising story of an unexpected love triangle. Centered on Greta Lee’s Nora, the film follows the young woman as she emigrates from South Korea to Canada with her parents […]

America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Greta Lee Celebrated at WIF Honors Event

Women in Film returned for its annual WIF Honors on Thursday night, once again recognizing the women working on the frontlines to change the entertainment industry for the better. The event, held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles, kicked off with the presentation of the Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award, selected and presented by […]

2023 Gotham Awards: ‘Past Lives’ Wins Best Feature

Past Lives took the top prize at the 2023 Gotham Awards on Monday night, with the film that went into the night up for three awards winning best feature. Fellow three-time and best feature nominee A Thousand and One picked up the breakthrough director award, in the all-female category, as helmer A.V. Rockwell gave an […]

‘Past Lives,’ ‘A Thousand and One’ and ‘All of Us Strangers’ Top Gotham Awards Film Nominees

Past Lives, A Thousand and One and All of Us Strangers are among the top film nominees for the 2023 Gotham Awards. Past Lives and A Thousand and One are both up for best feature, breakthrough director (Celine Song for Past Lives and A.V. Rockwell for A Thousand and One) and best lead performance (Greta […]

San Sebastian Festival to Screen ‘May December,’ ‘Zone of Interest,’ ‘Past Lives’ in Best-of Sidebar

The San Sebastian film festival has again selected top picks of this year’s festival season for its Perlak sidebar, which screens recent, critically acclaimed movies that have not yet been released in Spain. The 2023 Perlak lineup, unveiled Friday, includes Celine Song’s Sundance hit Past Lives and Maite Alberdi’s Grand Jury winning documentary The Eternal […]

‘Past Lives’ Breakout Greta Lee Lands Leading Role in ‘Tron 3’ (Exclusive)

Greta Lee, who is generating much buzz for her role in the acclaimed romantic drama Past Lives, has logged into Tron: Ares, the newest installment of Disney’s cybertech adventure movie series. In what is described as a leading role, Lee now joins Jared Leto and Evan Peters in the feature, which is gearing up for […]

Next Big Thing: ‘Past Lives’’ Teo Yoo on Not Being Able to Hug His Co-Star

Teo Yoo is waiting for someone to tell him this is all a dream. The actor stars in Past Lives, the feature debut from playwright-director Celine Song that took Sundance by storm, and as the ethereal romance nears its June 2 release, he’s feeling ever more amazed that this is, in fact, real life. “Every […]

‘Past Lives’ Review: Playwright Celine Song Makes a Stunning Move Into Features With This Decades-Spanning Romantic Drama

Greta Lee plays a woman observed at three points in time, with Teo Yoo and John Magaro as the men whose fates are tethered to hers across two continents.