Minari ★★★★½

"it's better to see it than to have it hide. things that hide are more dangerous and scary."

soft, poetic, quiet and beautiful; minari is a stunning portrayal of being happy with what you have, instead of being unhappy with what you don't. a great reminder to find the satisfaction in the everyday and the mundanity of life. because after all, don't all the little things add up to be the biggest? there's magic in the normalcy, we just have to search for it. 

this film is also a real representation of many different forms of loss. loss of home, loss of value (monetary and personal), loss of communication, loss of comfort, loss of health. but in all of that turmoil and all of that pain, there is a rebirth. a reset, a starting over. whatever dies has a way of regrowing into something new. even if it's different than what you imagined it to be, it's yours. minari shows us that you should cherish that ownership, and that you should have gratitude for what you have, not what you lack. and that is gorgeous. this has to be a contender for one of the best films of 2020.

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