Film review – Minari (2020)


One of writer/director Elia Kazan’s greatest films told the epic story of his uncle’s journey to emigrate to the United States of America, in search of a better life. By titling this 1963 film America America, Kazan expressed how stories of people coming to the USA to make a better life for themselves are some of the quintessential American stories. Almost six decades later, writer/director Lee Isaac Chung delivers a stunning contribution to the American immigrant story with Minari, a film about a Korean American family who have moved from California to rural Arkansas in the 1980s, inspired by Chung’s own experiences as a young boy.

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