MINARI (2020)

  • Drama
  • 1h 55m

Saturday, October 17 at 7:00pm
This film will be viewable for 24 hours from showtime above.

Audience Award Ballot - click here to vote after watching the film.

CENTERPIECE SELECTION. 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. Recent Korean arrival Jacob (Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead) sees Arkansas as a land of opportunity as he plants his crops with the help of a fervent Pentecostal. His wife, Monica, tries to keep family life intact as they navigate their new life on a small piece of land in the Ozarks. Their difficult adjustment is thrown into even more disarray with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but genuinely loving grandmother, Soonja. Mischievous and unruly, 7-year-old David clashes with his equally defiant grandma. As they plant Minari, a peppery Korean herb, alongside the creek, they start to forge a new path for the family and discover the imperfect but magical bonds that root the family to their past as they reach towards the future. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, MINARI received the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

MFF is honored to present the cast of MINARI with this year’s ENSEMBLE CAST SPOTLIGHT AWARD. The film’s standout cast includes Korean-American actor Steven Yeun, who led 2018’s “Burning” to immense critical acclaim, alongside Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Scott Haze, and Will Patton.

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