Minari interview: Steven Yeun on the immigrant experience

After Parasite’s spectacular success in 2020, South Korean filmmakers are back in the spotlight, this time with the story of an immigrant family trying to build their own version of the American Dream in the 1980s. And in playing the pivotal role of the head of the family in Minari, actor Steven Yeun was able to draw on his own experiences as the son of immigrants, and those of his own father.

Altitude will release Lee Isaac Chung’s award-winning film Minari starring Steven Yeun (Burning, Sorry To Bother You, The Walking Dead) on demand and virtual cinemas in the UK and Ireland from this Friday, 2 April, in drive-in cinemas from 12 April and cinemas from 17 May.