Producer Christina Oh talks about Making MINARI – Brandy McDonnell interviews

Although the Oklahoma skies, farmland and woods fill in for Arkansas, achieving authenticity was a high priority for the filmmakers behind Minari. Filmed in the Tulsa area in 2019, Minari has steadily won over moviegoers and earned acclaim over the past year, starting with the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2020. It has earned nominations for 10 Critics Choice Awards, six Film Independent Spirit Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Oscar buzz continues to build.

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MINARI – Review by Diane Carson

Some rare films offer insight into the human spirit, family dynamics, and tenacious determination. Minari achieves that and more in writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s stirring tribute to the Yi family, their triumphs and trials. Pursuing his dream of a better life for his immigrant family, Jacob uproots wife Monica, seven-year-old son David, and older daughter Anne.

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