Minari is a tender and sweeping story about what roots us. The film follows a Korean-American family that move to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. It gained huge publicity because it was categorised as a Foreign Film in the Golden Globes despite having an American cast, set and funding. Because the script was 70% in Korean, Minari was ineligible for the Globes’ major awards. This hasn’t stopped many critics tipping it to be a huge hit at the upcoming Oscars, after recently making the shortlist. Since the Golden Globes nomination announcements Minari has been nominated for 10 Critics Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Steve Yeun) and Best Supporting Actress (Yuh-Jung Youn).
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.
Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung has delivered a film that offers a fresh outlook on the great American dream which inspires, captivates and triggers the odd giggle.
Watch the gorgeous trailer here.
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Minari is released in cinemas February 18th