Minari is the brainchild of writer and director Lee Isaac Chung and a loose interpretation of his childhood in rural Arkansas. A sensitive but not at all sentimental story of a Korean immigrant family who, instead of settling in a metropolis, dare to build a farmers existence, with all the risks that entails.
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.