A film by Mo-young Jin.
MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER (2014) presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s biggest independent film of all time.
100-year old Lovebirds” Byong-man Jo and Gye-Yeul Kang, have been inseparable companions for the past 76 years. Living in their small home by the river, they wear traditional Korean clothes, go shopping at the local market, have picnics with neighbors, and enjoy dance parties. Every night they go to sleep holding each other’s hands. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, Director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing their twilight days with tender moments that reveal simple acts of affection – from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek.
Director: Mo-young Jin
Writer: Mo-young Jin
Stars: Byeong-man Jo, Kang Gye-Yeol
Country: South Korea
Runtime: 86 minutes
Released: 27 November 2014 (South Korea)
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