To celebrate the return of the big screen in Buxton, Buxton Film have arranged screenings with introductions by some special guests. The films they’ve chosen evoke the nostalgia of simpler times and three of them are classics in their own right.
Water celery is a herb used often in Asian cooking to give a bit of lift to a dish. In Korea it is called minari. In this semi-autobiographical film director Lee Isaac Chung tells of how a Korean family came to settle in Arkansas in the 1980s. Theirs is not an easy life. The parents, Monica and Jacob, work in a poultry unit sexing chickens as well as trying to grow vegetables on a small farm. They battle to create a new life and the struggle tests their marriage. David, a 7 year-old son, has a heart condition and grandmother who is newly arrived from Korea can be outspoken and embarrassing. Minari is full of riches: compellingly acted, beautifully filmed and with an evocative score. It has won dozens of awards and it is easy to see why.
Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim
Director: Lee Isaac Chung