Lee Isaac ChungSteven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Youn Yuh-jung
USA / 2020 / Korean, English / 115 minutes / DCP / Color
Continuing a wave of recent films exploring Asian immigrant experiences in the US, writer-director Lee Isaac Chung dramatises his own childhood growing up in 1980s rural Arkansas. Jacob moves his wife and two young children to a small country farm. Arriving from Seoul to take care of their sickly young son, Jacob’s mother-in-law initially exacerbates their stressful home-life, but her traditional worldview soon proves a welcome grounding influence. Best picture-Foreign Language, Golden Globes.