Lee Isaac Chung’s award-winning film Minari finally gets a UK release this week 2nd April and Altitude Films has released a clip.
The lead role of the family’s father is Steven Yuen who will be known to millions as Glenn Rhee from The Walking Dead. The film is set in rural Arkansas, the story of an Korean American family who chase the American Dream moving to the state to open a farm. Pressure mounts when the foul mouthed, sly but loving grandmother moves in.
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A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, MINARI shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
With arresting performances from Steven Yeun (Burning, Sorry To Bother You, The Walking Dead), Han Ye-ri (My Unfamiliar Family), Yuh-jung Youn (Sense8) and newcomer Alan S Kim, MINARI is intimate, beautifully composed and empathetic cinema of the highest order.
The film also stars Will Patton, Noel Cho, Scott Haze, Eric Starkey, and Esther Moon.
Minari will be released on demand and virtual cinemas* from Friday 2nd April. On 12th April at select Drive-In cinemas and if all goes well with the lockdown easing in cinemas from 17th May.