'Minari' to release on Amazon Prime Video on May 11
Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung's Academy Award-nominated drama Minari will have its digital premiere on May 11 on Amazon Prime Video, the streamer announced on Sunday. Minari, a semi-autobiographical drama about a family of Korean immigrants trying to realize their American dream in the 1980s, was released in Indian theatres by PVR Pictures on April 9. Here's more.
Film tells the story of a Korean-American father
It revolves around Jacob (Steven Yeun), a young Korean-American father who along with his wife, Monica, and two children moves from California to a farm in rural Arkansas in pursuit of stability. Starring The Walking Dead alum Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho and Will Patton, the movie is predominantly in the Korean language.
Yuh-Jung Youn won the Oscar for best supporting actress
Veteran South Korean star Yuh-Jung Youn won the Oscar for the best supporting actress at the 93rd Academy Awards for her performance in the film, which was nominated in six categories including best picture, best director, best actor (Yeun), and the best supporting actress (Yuh-Jung).
'Minari' also won the best foreign-language Golden Globe award
Minari also won the best foreign-language Golden Globe award. Notably, in this movie, despite the skepticism, the Korean-American family begins its new journey with an aim to not be limited by their present realities and establish a profitable farm. Even though the decision involves significant financial risk, Jacob is determined.
Numerous hurdles test the couple's resilience
Additionally, to take care of his children, he invites Monica's mother, Soon-Ja, from South Korea, who is more than happy to help the optimistic couple. However, when they begin to work on their new plot of land, numerous hurdles emerge, which test their resilience. It doesn't take long for the couple to fall apart under the strain of assimilation into a new society.