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Korean Cinema NOW | Minari | 미나리

2020. 115 minutes. Drama. PG-13.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
1:00-3:00 PM
Off Campus Location
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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.

From writer/director Lee Isaac Chung.

Minari had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2020, winning both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award.

The film received critical acclaim, with praise towards Chung's direction and screenplay, Yeun and Youn's performances and the score. Many declared it one of the best films of 2020. It earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Yeun), and Best Supporting Actress (Youn), with Youn winning for her performance, making her the first Korean to win an Academy Award for acting. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and earned six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film Not in the English Language. It has since been cited as one of the best films of the 2020s and the 21st century.

Presented in English and Korean with English subtitles

Korean Cinema NOW 2024 - Diaspora Edition series features critical picks of recent diaspora film hits. Screened at the Michigan Theater, all films are free and open to the public.

Details at the Michigan Theater website:
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film, Film Series, Korea
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures