An intimate, wrenching portrait of family and its assimilation into 1980s America, Minari follows a Korean-American family who move to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of a better life.
The fifth film from acclaimed Korean-American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung (Lucky Life, Abigail Harm), directly inspired by his own Arkansas childhood, this movie has won countless international film awards.
The family’s move from California to rugged, rural Arkansas presents quandries and stokes emotions. While they try to settle in to a testing new life, Grandmother Soonja arrives from South Korea and proves to be someway off the doting stereotype.
Minari covers extensive ground as it explores the challenges of the Asian-American experience – one which despite recent high profile titles, remains much-underrepresented by Hollywood – alongside the specific demands of life in the Ozark plateau. Restrained and richly textured, in turns amusing, moving and sharply insightful, it draws its audience into the lives of a family straining to realise their American dream.
“Chung’s drama [is] inspired by his own family history and boosted by terrific performances, glowing visuals and a wonderful music score”Mark Kermode, The Observer
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