Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired U.S. rights to the Israeli thriller Past Life written and directed by Avi Nesher. The movie in now in its second week of release in its home country. The deal was negotiated by Ehud Bleiberg of Bleiberg Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
The pic, which bowed at Toronto, is set in 1977 and based on the true story of two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s story of surviving World War II and discover that it may be more complicated than they originally believed. The revelations that come to light threaten to tear their family apart.
Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory and Evgenia Dodina star. David M. Milch, David Silber, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Elad Naggar, Ruth Cats and Nesher produce the pic which is up next playing at Palm Springs.