Past Lives is a lovely A24 film that is worth the hype. Neither abstract nor complicated, this indie masterpiece from writer-director Celine Song is just relatable to its core. It does not rely on quirky characters or shocking plot twists. Emotions are intense but nobody is yelling or doing over-the-top gestures. Instead, we get layers and layers of introspection and characters being honest with their feelings. Past Lives demonstrates how wholesome and healthy people can still be quite sad.