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Minari (N/C 15+)

24-27 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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We are thrilled to be opening the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival with the eagerly-awaited UK premiere of Lee Isaac Chung’s heartwarming Minari. His award-winning, semi-autobiographical drama paints a beguiling portrait of a Korean American family weathering all of life’s joys and sorrows. In the 1980s, Jacob (Steven Yeun) and Monica (Yeri Han) arrive in rural Arkansas determined to make a fresh start for their family. The dream is to grow Korean vegetables for the other immigrant families. The reality is a dilapidated trailer in a muddy field and the daily grind of paid work at the local chicken hatchery. They also worry over the future of their son Daniel (Alan S Kim) who has a heart murmur. The arrival of Monica’s mischievous mother Soon-ja (a scene-stealing Yuh-Jung Youn) to help with childcare adds further tensions to the mix. Named after a Korean herb, similar to watercress, Minari has the authentic taste of those precious little moments that make up our daily lives. A beautiful, uplifting film told with charm, humour and a fond regard for everyday struggles.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Altitude

  • Director Lee Isaac Chung
  • Cast Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan S. Kim, Will Patton
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2019
  • Running Time 1h55m
  • Language English, Korean with English subtitles
  • Certificate N/C 15+
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