My Love, Don't Cross that River

Directed by Jin Moyoung
Film Movement
2014
86 Minutes
South Korea
Korean
Documentary, Asian, Romance
Not Rated

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.

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  • "...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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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