Unobstructed View presents
A film by Avi Nesher
Opens July 14 in Toronto at Cineplex Canada Square Cinemas
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Palm Springs Film Festival 2017
“In his best film yet, director Avi Nesher expertly builds suspense for a vital, accessible character driven drama.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
TORONTO – Already considered by many critics to be his best film to date, Past Life is the latest from acclaimed Israeli director Avi Nesher (The Matchmaker, Turn Left at the End of the World). After premiering at TIFF last year to critical acclaim, Past Life is returning to Toronto on July 14 for a full theatrical run at the Cineplex Canada Square Cinemas, from Unobstructed View (formerly Video Services Corp.)
Set in 1977 and based on a true story, Past Life is a spellbinding tale that tracks the trans-European odyssey of two sisters as they try to unravel a wartime mystery that has cast a shadow on their lives. Sephi is an aspiring composer, determined to succeed in the male-dominated classical music world. Her older sister Nana is a scandal-sheet journalist and aspiring playwright. The daughters of Holocaust survivors, the two are bent on uncovering the truth behind a dark family secret.
The film was inspired by Dr. Baruch Milch’s book Can Heaven Be Void?, which is based on a diary he kept during WWII, and the extremely difficult decisions he had to face during this time. The son of Holocaust survivors, writer/director Nesher also has a personal connection to the story.
“My parents survived the Holocaust – that is a fact. But how they managed to come out of the inferno that has killed six million Jews – I will never know for sure. There is the official version but there are also rumours,” says Director Nesher. “I have never dared ask my parents about this particular part of their history and my very reluctance to do so has always troubled me.”
About Unobstructed View Inc.
Unobstructed View Inc. (previously known as Video Services Corp.) is a full-service distributor with direct relationships and a commitment to tailor distribution strategies across all platforms, from theatrical release to home video, VOD, and television. Owned by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Unobstructed View owns a catalog of hundreds of film and TV titles and has ongoing distribution agreements with Magnolia Pictures, Film Movement, Kino Lorber and Synapse, just to name a few. Upcoming film and TV releases include TIFF Selections Past Life and In Between, Sundance selection As You Are, Canadian film First Round Down and Cézanne et Moi.
For more info contact Daniela Ponce – [email protected] – 647 239 3034