Director: Lee Isaac Chung Run Time: 115 min. Rating: PG-13
Starring: Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho, Steven Yuen, Will Patton, Yeri Han
Country: United States
Language: English, Korean with English subtitles
Presented in the A24 Screening Room.
“One of the most profound and honest cinematic depictions of what it means to be American, not just this year, but in recent memory.”
– Oliver Jones, Observer
About the film:
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival 2020 U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize, and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. The film received six nominations for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
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.