Those who like melodramas will be pleased with Never Forever, the second film by Gina Kim. The subject is worthy of Douglas Sirk:  in New York, an American thirty-something woman whose rich Korean husband can’t impregnate her has to find a way to make a child for him and she secretly employs the services of an illegal Korean immigrant to become pregnant. The beauty of physical relationships, emotional violence and sense of displacement (in terms of identity, geography, and sensuality) are all explored: if Gina Kim had given in to the temptation to over-dramatize the script, this film would have been an overwrought melodrama. Instead, Never Forever is very moving in its simplicity.

—Translated from French, Olivier Joyard (February 2007)