Korean Documentary: Coming to you/너에게 가는 길 18


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This film was last shown on 16 April 2024

Byun Gyu-ri's groundbreaking documentary focuses on the lives of working-class mothers Nabi and Vivian, whose lives and perspectives were drastically altered when their respective children came out to them — Nabi's child as trans, and Vivian's as gay.

Despite their initial reluctance, both women underwent a profound transformation, evolving into activists within Parents, Families and Allies of the LGBTQ+ community.

In South Korea, where legal protections for queer individuals are lacking and gay marriage remains illegal, neither woman had previously considered LGBTQ+ rights or the burgeoning advocacy among younger generations.

Their initial reactions exposed deep-seated discriminatory beliefs about queerness, reflecting a common sentiment in South Korean society. However, their subsequent evolution is remarkable — both Nabi and Vivian not only came to fully accept their children's gender and sexuality but also embraced their roles as allies. This compelling film portrays their journey with unflinching honesty, demonstrating the power of transformative allyship and love.

Screening as part of our Korean Documentary season in partnership with University of Sheffield School of East Asian Studies.

This film has not been rated by the BBFC, therefore we cannot allow entry to those under 18.

F-Rated: Directed by Byun Gyu-ri

Byun Gyu-ri
1 hour 33 minutes
Korean with English Subtitles


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