Director: Lee Isaac Chung Run Time: 115 min. Release Year: 2020
Starring: Alan Kim, Han Yeri, Steven Yeun, Will Patton, Youn Yuh-jung
A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the rugged Ozarks, testing the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. With a standout, Oscar-winning performance by Yuh-Jung Youn as the ornery grandmother, MINARI is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020.
★★★★★ “It is a film in which the details, the child’s-eye-view episodes, the calamities, the tenderly remembered touches, all sing together like a choir.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian