MINARI (12A) 2020 USA 115 mins, written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung.

Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Yuh-Jung Youn, Will Patton.

Tickets £5 (£3 under 15s) on the door

‘In this semi-autobiographical drama, David, a seven-year-old with a heart murmur, moves with his parents and sister from California to a mobile home in rural Arkansas. His father Jacob plans to start a farm specialising in Korean vegetables, while his mother Monica frets about money. However, the arrival of Monica’s mother from South Korea soon complicates matters. As seen through the eyes of David, this funny and moving film subverts Asian-American stereotypes with Lee Isaac Chung shining a light on the modern American experience – a Grapes of Wrath for the 21st century.’ Curzon.


Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award – Sundance Film Festival; Winner – Best Foreign Language Film – Golden Globes.


‘A staggeringly powerful story’ – IndieWire.

‘Exquisitely beautiful’ – Entertainment Weekly.

‘Revelatory’ – The New York Times.