Lee Isaac Chung (2020)

Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung Rated 12A Run time 116 mins
Minari was the winner of an Oscar, a Bafta and the Jury Prize winner at 2021’s Sundance Film Festival. It is a warm drama inspired by the director Lee Isaac Chung’s own childhood and follows a Korean family that moves to rural Arkansas in the 1980’s.
This timely and heartfelt story touches on immigration, assimilation and the American Dream. A powerful and engaging film.
98% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.5/10 – IMDB
“what makes this more than just another formulaic feelgood film is the grit with which Chung evokes the hardscrabble lives of his characters”
“Youn is a ball of barely contained energy, rivalling Tsai Chin’s performance in Sasie Sealy’s Lucky Grandma as the screen’s most lovably unlikely pensioner.”
Minari review – an enchanting drama of faith and farming – The Guardian