Ballina Film Club: Minari - Visit North Mayo

Ballina Film Club: Minari

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Minari (Dir: Lee Isaac Chung, 2020, USA, 116 mins)

Lee Isaac Chung’s tender and gentle depiction of the American dream sees Jacob – Steven Yeun, Okja (Bong Joon Ho, 2017), Burning (Lee Chang-Dong, 2018), The Walking Dead) – and Monica (Yeri Han) moving their children, Anne and fragile David (Alan S. Kim, extremely winning), to 1980s Arkansas for a fresh start. 

Jacob wants to start a farm for Korean fruits and vegetables to offer the tide of fellow immigrants a taste of home. Between the rigours of this new enterprise and their day job sexing chickens, a carer is required for the children, and arrives in the form of their grandmother (the revered Youn Yuh-Jung). 

Deftly pulling together its multiple threads, this subtle and moving film is one to be cherished.

Watch Trailer Here

Tickets: €5. Ballina Film Club is affiliated with accessCINEMA.

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