LKFF 2022: Coming to you

  • Director

    Byun Gyu-ri

  • Cast

    Nabi, Vivian

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    93 mins

  • Cert


  • Awards

    Jeonju International Film Festival 2021 - Special Mention: Korean Competition, Winner: Documentary Award

Screening accompanied by an introduction by Alex Davidson, Barbican cinema curator.


Since early age, Hangyeol has experienced gender dysphoria. They share this with their firefighter mother, but are disappointed by her response. Yejun’s mum is a flight attendant for an international airline, and considers herself in the know when it comes to gender-related issues, but when her son comes out as gay, she breaks out in sobs. These two mothers, faced with the unexpected coming-out of their children, come head to head with this new identity of parent of a queer child.

Hangyeol and Yejun’s mothers become members of the ‘Queer Children’s Parents Club’, and give themselves new names: ‘Nabi’ and ‘Vivian’. Recording the journey to change that began here, Coming to You is a documentary shot through a supportive gaze. In 2016 director Byun Gyu-ri – member of PINKS, a group that produces films for the culture and rights of sexual minorities – made a promotional video for the Queer Children’s Parents Club, of which Coming to You was an outcome.