Minari (2021)

  • Drama, Family
  • 1h 55m

Nominated for six Oscars, and six BAFTAs. Winner for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Youn).

Having had its UK premiere at the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival, Minari enjoyed a run on Small Screen Machine from the start of April to mid-May, when it added to the Screen Machine programme following the resumption of our service in May.

This tender semi-autobiographical drama delves into the immigrant experience. It follows a South Korean family who move from California to rural Arkansas in the 1980s looking turn a plot of land into a prosperous farm. Together the family adapts to their new surroundings in their own ways. But will this move succeed in allowing them to fulfil their own narrative in the American Dream?

“the year’s first truly great movie, one we’ll be talking about for some time” The Guardian

“a finely-observed portrait of family relations and rural American values” The Telegraph

“an American immigrant epic which goes otherwise untold” Variety


Lee Isaac Chung


English, Korean





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