Lee Isaac Chung
Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho
In this semi-autobiographical family portrait from director Lee Issac Chung, a young Korean-American family move from America’s West Coast to farm an isolated patch of land in Arkansas. On a mission to provide for his family, Jacob's (Steven Yeun) yearning for the American Dream and his imagined garden of Eden conflicts with his fractured relationship with his wife, his restless children and his own uncertain promises. An embracing story of family devotion, migration and a sense of belonging in ‘80s America, the arrival of the spirited, chaotic Grandmother Soonja (Youn Yuh-jung) shifts the family dynamic once more. Like the Minari plants of the film’s title, can this family learn how to thrive on unfamiliar ground?
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