The Korean documentary “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” has taken home the prize for best documentary at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival.
The film spans over fifteen months of the lives of a couple in their twilight years, 98-year-old Jo Byung Man and 89-year-old Kang Kye Yeol. They have been married for 76 years, and as Jo Byung Man’s health is declining, they are now preparing to say their final goodbyes.
Director Jin Mo Young‘s “My Love, Don’t Cross That River” is an incredibly moving film that has been praised by audiences and critics alike both inside and outside Korea. Despite the fact that it is an indie documentary that was made for only 120 million won (approx. $109,000 USD), it was a huge success in Korea, mostly due to word-of-mouth recommendations. It was so popular that it beat out the Hollywood blockbusters that were in theaters at the time for first place at the box office.
This is an absolute must-see film – just be sure to get your tissues ready. Check out the trailer below!