Korean immigrant drama ‘Minari’ pushes language, acting barriers – HEDGE accordingly

Seoul (AFP) – A critically acclaimed family drama about Korean immigrants in the US is being touted as an Oscar contender after “Parasite” broke down barriers to non-English-language movies winning the highest-profile accolades.Based on Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung’s own experiences growing up in rural America in the 1980s, “Minari” won both the audience and grand jury prizes for US dramas at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.After a sold-out Asian premiere last week at the Busan film festival, Asia’s largest, Hollywood trade outlet Variety reported the film’s stars — including K…

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