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Life Unrehearsed - CinemAsia

A love story of two first-generation Korean immigrants in Germany spanning over three decades, through challenges, resilience, and solidarity.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Life Unrehearsed - CinemAsia

Over three decades ago, Korean migrant nurses Lee Soo-hyun and Kim In-sun met at a Korean Christian Women’s Association retreat in Germany and fell in love. Now in their seventies, their youthful love remains unchanged, despite the challenges and difficulties of living in a foreign country.

This delicate documentary lovingly reflects the elderly couple’s life journey, their resilience, and their activism, interwoven with scenes of mundane domesticity. Both Soo-hyun and In-sun regularly attend protests championing queer rights and women’s rights both in Seoul and Berlin, despite opposition from their own community. They have stood in solidarity with other foreigners and diasporic communities in Berlin through their servitude, first as nurses, then as founding members of an international hospice for immigrants.

Director Banpark Jieun not only sheds light on an invisible side of queer life, but also allows us to imagine growing old with our loved ones.