After debuting and choosing up main accolades on the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in January (bear in mind January?), A24’s new drama Minari is lastly on the horizon. At the time, we mentioned the movie “swells with life-affirming observations and deep performances.” The first trailer captures each little bit of that grandeur.
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung (Abigail Harm), Minari picks up with a Korean-American household as they relocate from California to a small Arkansas farm in hopes of creating a sustainable life for themselves. With a glimmer of the American Dream in his eyes, the patriarch Jacob (Steven Yeun) begins treating the land, whereas his spouse and youngsters work out what the heck to do in the course of nowhere within the 1980s. The younger son is on the middle of this new cosmos, as he struggles to think about his Korean heritage whereas acclimating to life within the Ozarks. Yeun and newcomer Alan Kim give two mesmerizing, advanced, and infrequently hilarious performances, however it’s additionally an ensemble piece, with Han Ye-ri, Noel Kate Cho, and veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung all rising to the event of this small, tender movie.
Since wowing audiences at Sundance, Chung snagged a follow-up mission: a live-action remake of Your Name, produced by J.J. Abrams. Once you see Minari, the selection will make absolute sense.
Minari doesn’t have a set launch date, although sources inform Polygon it’s due out by February 2021, in time for the brand new Oscar eligibility window. A24 clearly sees the film as a contender, and the trailer makes it apparent why.