The Center for Korean Studies fall 2016 film series continues Tuesday, October 11, with a warm story of persisting love and devotion: My Love, Don’t Cross That River (님아 그 강을 건너지 마오), directed by Jin Moyoung.
The film is the third in the series “Late Blossoms: Old Age in Korean Cinema,” films with a positive view of later life. The series is intended to present an appreciation of the ever-growing elderly population of South Korea.
The movie tells the story of eighty-nine-year-old Kang Gyeyeol and ninety-eight-year-old Jo Byeongman. The two have been married for seventy-six years. Their children have all left to live in the city. Now wherever they go, they dress in matching traditional Korean hanbok outfits and hold hands. They spend every day as though they were newlyweds. One day their puppy suddenly dies and Byeongman gets weaker and weaker. Gyeyeol, hearing her husband coughing, senses that she will be alone soon and prepares a farewell.
CKS film screenings are free and open to all. They take place in the Center for Korean Studies auditorium at 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai’i Mānoa campus. Korean-language films include English subtitles. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Limited, paid ($6) public parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the Center and in other parking lots on campus. For more information about parking regulations and locations, consult the campus parking office Web page.
Support for this series comes from the Timothy and Miriam Wee Memorial Fund at the Center for Korean Studies. DVDs used for the screenings are gifts of the Korean Film Council and the Korean Film Archive. For information about the other films in the series, follow this link.
For further information about the series, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041 or Jude Y. Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (808) 956‑2319.
Watch the Trailer
An advertising trailer for the movie is available on line here: