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Trailer Released for ‘Minari,’ A Film About Korean American Family Living in Heartland

Photo from screenshot of Minari trailer

A24 released the trailer for the critically acclaimed film “Minari” today, Variety reports.

The film, directed by Lee Isaac Chung, tells the story of a Korean American family who moves to a farm in Arkansas in search of better opportunities. The script is partially based on Chung’s childhood.

According to IndieWire, the official “Minari” synopsis from A24 reads: “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.”

The film stars Steven Yuen who is famous for his portrayal of Glen on “The Walking Dead.” He has been lauded by critics for his work supporting work in the film “Burning.” The cast also features Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, Will Patton, Alan Kim and Noel Kate Cho.

“Minari” won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IndieWire reports. Some critics believe the film is an Oscar contender.

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