The Korean Yi family decides to trade California city life for rural Arkansas to live out their American dream.
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Language: Korean, English – subtitles: Dutch
Yearning to own a small patch of land and be more than a chicken sexer, the ambitious paterfamilias, Jacob Yi, relocates his Korean-American family -- skeptical wife Monica, and their children David and Anne -- from California to 1980s rural Arkansas, to start afresh and capture the elusive American Dream.
However, new beginnings are always challenging, and to find out what is best for the family, let alone start a 50-acre farm to grow and sell Korean fruits and vegetables, is easier said than done. But amid sincere promises, cultural unease, fleeting hopes, and the ever-present threat of financial disaster, Jacob is convinced that he has found their own slice of Eden in the rich, dark soil of Arkansas. Can grandma Soonja's humble but resilient minari help the Yi family figure out their place in the world?
A wonderfully absorbing and moving family drama with a buttery, sunlit streak of sentimentality (…) ***** The Guardian
Led by arresting performances from Steven Yeun and Yeri Han, Minari offers an intimate and heart-wrenching portrait of family and assimilation in 1980s America. 98% Rotten Tomatoes
(…) an irresistible delight. ***** Time Out
- Winner of the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Youn Yuh-Jung)
- 5 other Oscar nominations
- Winner of the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress
- 5 other BAFTA nomination
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