“After an exhausting 2020, MINARI is the movie we need right now“- LA Times

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an 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.

RUNNING TIME

115 Minutes

DIRECTOR

Lee Isaac Chung

COUNTRY / LANGUAGE / SUBTITLES

USA, English and Korean, Yes with English subtitles

MINARI screened on Feb. 27th as part of mama.film’s Art House at Starlite Drive-In presented by Fidelity Bank and at the microcinema on Feb 27-28, 2021.

Inspired by his own upbringing, writer-director Lee Isaac Chung creates a gorgeous, delicate American Dream story by infusing it with Korean melodrama and the playful charm of a Yasujiro Ozu film, as the Yi family embraces their highs and endures their lows. Each character is drawn with loving authenticity and depth, while Steven Yeun shines as Jacob, a man determined to achieve his dreams at all costs.