This heartwarming, semi-autobiographical story, which has already taken home a Golden Globe for Best Picture – Foreign Language, is now making history prior to Oscars night for simply being a contender.
With increased hate crimes against our Asian American friends and family, stories like MINARI come at a time where hope and love are needed to impact the community. In this featurette the director and cast speak to the faith elements surrounding the making of the film, and it’s clear impact as a Korean American story.
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny 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.
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, and Yuh-Jung Youn
Release Date: February 12, 2021 (Select theaters), February 26, 2021 (On-demand)