Documentary filmmaker Jin Mo-young gives a new meaning to life and the labour of love in his film My Love Don’t Cross That River (2013). Filmed in Hoengseong County in the Gangwon Province over a 15 month period, the film showcases the love between a couple as they face obstacles of life, family, and death. Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, the married couple, have been married for 76 years and gone through nearly every life stage as a couple. Now both 98 years old, the couple showcases their daily life and the small and large acts of love and compassion they do for each other daily. The film is a testament that love is a universal language, as it is the most commercially successful independent Korean documentary of all time.
This screening will be followed by discussion with the curators of the season, the students of Birkbeck University, Film Programming & Curating MA.