“Past Lives” had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and has had one of the most fascinating trajectories for an awards season contender since then, screening again at the Berlin Film Festival, releasing over the summer, then watching director and writer Celine Song win a ton of prizes for her first film. The warm embrace from critics, audiences, and the industry for the film has led to two Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for Song. She was kind enough to spend some time talking with us before her win at the Director’s Guild Of America for Best First Feature Film about her awards season journey, crafting the screenplay, what went into that final breathtaking jump cut in the film’s climatic scene, and more! Please be sure to check out the film, which is up for your consideration at this year’s Academy Awards and is now available to stream on Paramount+ & Showtime from A24. Thank you, and enjoy!
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