CKS Film Series: My Love, Don’t Cross That River

CKS film series entry My Love, Don't Cross That RiverThe 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 (yoonlim@hawaii.edu) at (808) 956‑2319.

Watch the Trailer

An adver­tis­ing trail­er for the movie is avail­able on line here: