'Minari’, starring Han Yeri to win the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival

Han Yeri on winning awards “'Minari’ is a film the audience can connect to overcoming the language barrier.”


Actress Han Yeri made an acceptance speech after winning two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

<Minari> starring Han Yeri won The Grand Jury Prize and The Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, honoree of double trophy winner. It is the only film which took two awards home among the films that won Grand Jury Prize.


Through her agency, SARAM Entertainment, Han Yeri said “It was hot summer last year, I am reminded of the time I spend with fellow actors and staff, I am so happy we have a good result came from that.”

She also added that she is grateful to meet good friends through <Minari>. “<Minari> is a film you can connect to, after overcoming the language barrier, I am looking forward to the day we can meet more audience everywhere.” she showed her love for the film.

<Minari> features a Korean immigrant family in the 1980s, seeking the American Dream in Arkansas, U.S. Other casts include Steven Yeun, Youn Yuh Jung, Will Patton, Alan S. Kim, and Noel Kate Cho. The director Lee Isacc Chung whose feature debut <Munyurangabo> was invited to the Cannes Film Festival and won Grand Jury Prize at AFI Film Festival.

<Minari> has earned huge attention from the audience and the press after its screenings. It was welcomed with cheers and applause both at the Library Center Theater on 26th and Eccles Theater on 28th.

After the screenings, Han Yeri who attended GV stated, “In Korea, eating a meal together means they are a family, Our team became a real family during the shooting by having meals together.” said Han Yeri, showing affection toward the film.

The Washington Post commented “<Minari> has been an unquestionable high point to this year’s Sundance, a breakout critical hit with exquisite tenderness and simple beauty brings to life a classic immigrant tale and a compassionate family drama.” The Wrap, The Playlist, and Indiewire gave <Minari> a high rating and commented that they “count <Minari> among the very best movies of 2020 already.”



공명 Gong Myoung
권율 Kwon Yul
김민하 Kim Minha
김성규 Kim Sungkyu
김성식 Kim Sungsik
김재영 Kim Jaeyoung
데이비드 맥기니스 David Lee McInnis
문동혁 Moon Donghyeok
민성욱 Min Sungwuk
박규영 Park Gyuyoung
박예진 Park Yejin
변요한 Byun Yohan
신주환 Shin Juhwan
심달기 Shim Dalgi
엄정화 Uhm Junghwa
유희제 Yoo Heeje
이가섭 Lee Gasub
이기홍 Lee Ki Hong
이성욱 Lee Sungwook
이운산 Lee Woonsan
이주영 Lee Jooyoung
이하늬 Lee Hanee
전채은 Jeon Chaeeun
정소리 Jeong Sori
정인지 Jeong Inji
정호연 Hoyeon
조진웅 Cho Jinwoong
최민영 Choi Minyeong
최수영 Choi Sooyoung
최원영 Choi Wonyoung
최희서 Choi Heeseo/ Moon Choi
한예리 Han Yeri
홍기준 Hong Kijoon