Review: A Korean-American family move to a tiny Arkansas farm in the 1980s in search of their own American Dream.
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Actors: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Cho, Darryl Cox, Esther Moon, Ben Hall, Eric Starkey, Will Patton, Youn Yuh-jung, Jacob M Wade, James Carroll, Tina Parker, Chloe Lee, Joel Telford, Scott Haze and Kaye Brownlee-France
I enjoyed all of the performances. I believed in all the characters and what they were all going through. The whole story was believable. I thought that the musical score was brilliant in this. The inspiration of this film comes from the director’s own family history. Watching this film did remind me of Tokyo Story (1953). The themes of death, rebirth and faith run throughout the film. This is the second Korean speaking film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, following the film Parasite (2019) which also won the award one year before this. At the Academy Awards in 2021 this won one Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Youn Yuh-jung). At the Bafta Awards in 2021 this won one award for Best Supporting Actress (Youn Yuh-jung). At the Golden Globe Awards in 2021 this won for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.