Minari is scripted and directed by Lee Isaac Chung. Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Noel Kate Cho, Alan Kim, Will Patton and Youn Yuh-Jung are in the cast. The film had its world premiere on 26th January 2020 at the Sundance Film Festival. In India, it released on 16th April 2021. , Jeremy Kleiner and Christina Oh produced the film. Emile Mosseri composed the music. Lachlan Milne cranked the camera and editing is by Harry Yoon. The film released in English as well as Korean.
Yi and his family are from Korea and they are living in Arkansas. Their family involves in farming, as their father’s job didn’t bring enough money to feed their family of five, grandma, father, mother and two children. These immigrants from Korea find it hard to earn, but the wife decides to help her husband get a decent lifestyle. Everyone in the family understands and they help each other and manages the situation, even though they didn’t get the electricity or water throughout the day to manage their daily chores.
Steven Yeun and Yuh-Jung Youn had given a wonderful performance and the child actor, Alan Kim impresses the audience with his natural performance.
Lee Isaac Chung’s writing is simple, yet beautiful. The casting team has picked the right actors and they excelled in the roles. The dialogues and the minute expressions of the actors are the biggest pluses in the film. The film brings in front of our eyes how hard it would be for a person to adapt to a new place and earn the daily bread without monetary support. The production values are good and the film is technically sound too.
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The film reflects the Korean culture and with the excellent screenplay, performances and narration, the movie team impresses the audience.