Netflix has just added Oscar contender Past Lives

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Netflix has just added Oscar contender Past Lives in case you missed it at the cinema or just fancied a rewatch.

Celine Song's debut movie is nominated for Best Picture at next month's Oscars and Song is also nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Sadly though, like Greta Gerwig, she missed out on a Best Director nomination.

Past Lives is still absolutely worth a watch though.

The film was released in UK cinemas in September, and the following month it became available to buy or rent digitally. But now it's available to watch on Netflix in the UK and Ireland for all subscribers.

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Starring Russian Doll's Greta Lee as well as Teo Yoo and John Magaro, the movie follows Nora and Hae Sung, childhood friends in South Korea who are torn apart when Nora's family emmigrates to Canada.

Two decades later, the pair reunite in New York for one week, and they consider the choices they have each made in their lives.

The romantic drama debuted with a perfect 100% score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes back in February 2023, and is still on an impressive 96% almost a year later.

As well as its Oscar nominations, Past Lives received even more love at the BAFTAs, receiving three nominations including Film Not in the English Language and Best Original Screenplay.

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Yoo, who plays Hae Sung, also made history by becoming the first Korean to be nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the BAFTAs.

The Netflix release will give Past Lives greater exposure, and Song previously told Digital Spy that she was grateful for the media attention that the film was receiving: "Its an independent film, it needs word of mouth for people to really come to it."

Song also praised lead actress Lee, and revealed why she was perfect for the role of Nora: "What I love about Greta is that when shes talking to you as a professional, she is really put together, and when she's joking, laughing or teasing someone, she suddenly looks like a little kid. That duality is something I was looking for in Nora."

Past Lives is available to watch on Netflix in the UK and Ireland.

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