2020 | Dir Lee Isaac Chung | 115mins | USA
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. English and Korean with English subtitles.
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Academy Awards 2021 Winner Best Supporting Actress for Yuh-Jung Youn.
“Infused with a wonderful sentimentality, Lee Isaac Chung’s fictionalised account of his rural US childhood explores the growing pains of a family farm.” Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian
Minari is a warm story of the Yi family moving in the 1980s from California to Arkansas. The father, Jacob, plans a better living for his wife and two young children farming Korean vegetables and selling them to wholesalers and restaurants. His wife Monica is less convinced and eventually they bring her eccentric mother over from South Korea to help look after the farm and the children.
“Will be embraced by audiences everywhere” ★★★★★ – BBC Culture