Past Life (film) by Avi Nesher

Went with S. to see this Israeli movie.  Quite a good drama (OK verging on melodrama).  But since it is about holocaust survivors and their secrets, the melodramatic is actually real.  Some really awful things happened.  The film is self-conscious in its heavy-handedness.  Definitely not an award-winning movie. Nice acting all around, and some nice comedy, camera angles, and set design, and the clothes from the 1970s are fun.

A bit too forced, and some scenes that could have been edited, and unsure about its exact emotional tone and moral sensibility.  But still worth the watching, especially with a teenager.

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