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.
Named after an edible Korean weed that flourishes where other plants struggle – a suitable name for a story about the fight to put down roots, as director Lee Isaac Chung’s family did when they arrived in Arkansas in the 1980s.
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
‘A profound, detail-perfect and soulful slice of American family life, with some of the year’s most sincere performances to date’ Empire
‘It is a film in which the details, the child’s-eye-view episodes, the calamities, the tenderly remembered touches, all sing together like a choir’ The Guardian
‘Sensitively written and acted, beautifully shot, and with a charming, sparingly used score’ BBC