Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Minari tells the story of an immigrant Korean family in the 1980s who move from the city life in California to build a farm in rural Arkansas.
Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung has perfectly brought a heartwarming and authentic story of the American Dream to life. The Script examines hopes and desires and the good and bad consequences that come with chasing those dreams. The entire Cast express their character’s visceral emotions through nuanced performances, including the very young Alan Kim who plays seven-year-old David. Overall, Minari is a universal story about a family trying to make their dream a reality and the joy and pain that come along with living.
Minari screens at Sundance on Sun, jan. 26th at 6 PM at Library Centre, Tues, Jan. 28th at 3:30 PM at Eccles, Thurs, Jan. 30th at 2:30 PM at The MARC, Fri, Jan. 31st at 6 PM at Rose Wagner Centre, and Sat, Feb, 1st at 8:15 AM at Egyptian.