Minari ★★★★★

Gah, I need a minute. So overwhelmed with a lot of emotions right now.

Parts of Minari remind me of two personal experiences I had growing up. One is related to seeing my mom, who for years has been taking care of my nephew and niece (her grandchildren from my older brother) with all her heart, while at the same time trying to live her own life in her own way every day. And the other one is related to a time of my childhood where my dad risked (and nearly lost) everything to own a chicken farm.

This is cinema at its most gentle and personal, where the smaller moments are as important as the grander ones; an intimate portrait of family, survival, and American dream, told in aching beauty and warmth. Lee Isaac Chung, thank you 💙

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