Past Life - Film Series

Date: May 17, 2018  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

Past Life

Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m.

Drama, 109 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles

Set in 1977 Jerusalem, Past Life centers on the daughters of Holocaust survivors, combative liberal journalist Nana and her younger sister Sephi, a soprano and aspiring composer. After a performance in West Berlin, Sephi is accosted by an elderly Polish woman who angrily accuses her father of murder. Traumatized by the startling encounter, the sisters launch an investigation to discover what really happened to their father in Poland during the war.

Writer-director Avi Nesher, himself the son of Holocaust survivors, based his screenplay on actual events chronicled in Can Heaven Be Void?, the wartime diaries of Dr. Baruch Milch.

$15 JCC members, $20 public

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Merage JCC Myers Theatre

Film Series

Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.

A.K.A. Nadia, Jan. 25

The Wedding Plan, Feb. 22

Apples From The Desert, March 22

Baba Joon, April 26

Past Life, May 17

The Band’s Visit, June 21

Beaufort, July 19

Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.