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, the MINARI trailer shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
With arresting performances from Steven Yeun (Burning, Sorry To Bother You, The Walking Dead), Han Ye-ri (My Unfamiliar Family), Yuh-jung Youn (Sense8) and newcomer Alan S Kim, MINARI is intimate, beautifully composed and empathetic cinema of the highest order. The film received its World Premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards and has garnered critical acclaim and praise from audiences for its vivid and transformative storytelling.
The prizes it has won so far include Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Winner of Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress at OFCC Awards, Winner of Best Supporting Actress and Original Score at BSFC Awards, Nominated for Best Actress at Gotham Awards. We’re now into the run up to the major awards and there is strong Oscar talk surrounding Minari. After the huge success of Parasite at the 2020 Oscars films from the East are gaining in popularity and success in the West which is no bad thing when there are so many great films coming out – personally the team would like to see director John Woo make a return with one of his action films (if you have seen The Killer and Hard Boiled you’ll know what we mean) but Minari is a different genre and it does look good.
Here’s the Minari trailer…….
Minari is released in the UK on 19th March 2021 (pandemic lockdown pending)