[CREDIT : COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE]
Actress Han Yeri’s first American film, <Minari>, was invited to the Sundance Film Festival 2020.
On December 4th, Sundance Institute announced that Han’s <Minari> was invited to the competitive section of the festival. The competitive section is divided into four parts: U.S. Dramatic Competition, World Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, and World Cinema Documentary Competition. There will be sixteen features, and <Minari> is the only film starring Korean casts as leading roles.
It is a story of a South Korean immigrant family who moves to a farm in Arkansas for the American Dream. Including Han Yeri, the film stars Steven Yeun, Youn Yuhjung, Will Patton, Alan Kim, and Noel Kate Cho. The film is written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung whose first film, <Munyurangabo>, was invited to Cannes and won a Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest.
The film is co-produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, from <12 Years a Slave>, <World War Z>, and <Okja>, and presented by A24 from <Moonlight>,< Lady Bird> and recent hit <The Farewell>.
Han has proved her wide spectrum of performances by appearing in various films, including the film <As One>, <Haemoo>, <Worst Woman>, as well as tv-series <Six Flying Dragons>, <Hello My Twenties> and <The Nokdu Flower>.
Founded by Robert Redford in 1985, Sundance Film Festival is known as the world’s top three independent film festivals with Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the New York Film Festival (NYFF). The festival will be held in Park City, Utah, from January 23rd to February 2nd.