Minari

Minari ★★★★

A reflective family drama in the same tradition of Ozu but modernised. Minari portrays it's themes about both the immigrant experience in rural America and familial relations with cultural barriers (in that sense, it would make a great double feature with Lulu Wang's The Farewell, come to think of it) very effectively, beautifully and with a clear passion from everyone involved. I can't comment on whether or not it is accurate, as I can't relate to it, but it was an interesting glimpse into the life of it's well-defined characters and felt so genuine and personal to Lee Isaac Chung. Easily one of the best films of 2020, and deserving of all of the praise it has been given.

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