My Love, Don't Cross that River

Directed by Jin Moyoung
Film Movement
86 Minutes
South Korea
Documentary, Asian, Romance
Asian Studies, Religion/Spirituality, Aging
Not Rated
DVD $29.95
PPR $200.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00
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A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. “100-year old lovebirds,” Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.

"Recommended" - Video Librarian "The elderly subjects of this documentary have been married to each other for more than 75 years. At 89 and 98 years respectively, wife Gye-Yeul Kang and husband Byong-man Jo age in place even as the health of both declines. Visits from family members and visits to doctors take place alongside the daily tasks of maintaining their small home in rural South Korea... When death finally ends the arranged marriage, the grief expressed by the remaining partner is palpable." - Linda Frederiksen, EMRO. Recommended.


  • Jo Byeong-man
  • Kang Kye-yeol
DVD Features

Deleted Scenes\n\nBonus short: Ed & Pauline, directed by Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekic

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "CRITIC'S PICK. Many of the passages in this gentle film may be universal, but the love here is extraordinary."
    Andy Webster, The New York Times
  • Highest Rating
    "The potent mix of joy and sorrow presented simply in the documentary “My Love, Don’t Cross That River” is enormously affecting, devastating in fact."
    Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
  • Highest Rating
    "Serving as a gentle reminder that enduring love is still possible, My Love, Don't Cross That River is practically the cinematic equivalent of marriage counseling."
    Frank Scheck , The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "...gentle, elegant and genuinely moving...MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER is a wonderful documentary that tells a story of [undying] love."
    Hugo Ozman, Twitch Film Sydney
  • Highest Rating
    "Go and see MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER: if, by its ending, it hasn't moved you to your core, you have an invulnerable heart."
    Andrew Blackie, Film Ink Australia


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