Minari – A Timeless Story Of What Roots Us

Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Cast: Steven Yuen, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan Kim, Will Patton

Originally from South Korea, Jacob and his family have relocated from California to Arkansas, so pursue a dream of owning a farm. As the family tried to adapt to living in rural America, further changes arise with the arrival of Jacob’s mother-in-law, who doesn’t speak any English, but brings with her the seeds of a minari plant.

Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival 2020

Busan International Film Festival 2020

Sydney Film Festival 2021

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021

Awards:

Winner – Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2020

Winner – U.S. Dramatic Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival 2020

Winner – Best Picture Foreign Language, Golden Globes 2021

Winner – Audience Award, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021

Winner – Supporting Actress, BAFTAs 2021

Winner – Actress In a Supporting Role, Academy Awards 2021

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Its family saga floats along, but with great purpose and a momentum that is as gentle as it is implacable.” – Hilary White, The Sunday Independent

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A simple story, beautifully told – that’s what you’re getting with Minari.” – Harry Guerin, RTE.ie

116 minutes, USA, 2021, 12A

 

 

 

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