Movie Review

'Minari' is a familiar tale that's still unique in its own quiet way

The movie is a tender, nuanced portrait of a Korean family making its way in middle America

19 September 2021 - 00:00

Director Lee Isaac Chung draws on his own experiences as a Korean-American child growing up in rural Arkansas in the 1980s to create a small but defiantly touching tribute to the resilience and hard work that's needed to succeed in a world where there's so much stacked against you.

Told predominantly through the eyes of Chung's fictional surrogate - seven-year-old David (Alan S Kim) - it's a coming-of-age tale that's familiar and universal but still unique in its own quiet way...

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