Minari

classified 12A PS
Film

Please note: This was screened in May 2021

Director
Lee Isaac Chung
Cast
Yuh-jung Youn, Yeri Han, Steven Yeun
Details
116 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2020, USA
Primary language
Korean

An intimate, tender story of family and assimilation in 1980s America, Minari follows a Korean-American family who move to a tiny farm in search of a better life and their own American dream.

David (a scene-stealing Alan Kim), a seven-year-old boy with a heart murmur, moves with his parents and sister from California to rural Arkansas. There, his father Jacob (Stephen Yeun) plans to start a farm specialising in Korean vegetables, while his mother Monica (Yeri Han) worries about his ambitions and the family finances. Family life is changed furthermore with the arrival of Monica’s sly, foul-mouthed, but loving mother Soonja (Yuh-Jung Youn, who picked up the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress) from South Korea, as she’s certainly not the grandmother the children had in mind…

By turns funny, moving, and deeply insightful, this is a rare look at the challenges of the Asian-American immigrant experience, the undeniable resilience of family, and what really makes a home.


AD
Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed