‘Minari’ Director Lee Isaac Chung’s Lovable Daughter Melts Hearts On the Golden Globes

Be careful, Jason Sudeikis in a hoodie, as a result of Minari director Lee Isaac Chung would possibly simply take dwelling the prize for essentially the most internet-worthy acceptance speech, because of his five-year-old daughter.

As quickly because the Golden Globe for Greatest International Language Movie was introduced for Minari, Chung’s daughter flew into his arms and gave him an enormous hug, for everybody to see, exclaiming, “I prayed, I prayed, I prayed!” It was completely, ridiculously lovable, and by no means in contrast to the lovable younger Minari lead Alan Kim, who performs David within the movie, and who’s across the similar age as Chung’s daughter.

Chung beamed and gracefully accepted the hugs from his daughter, telling his net digital camera, “She’s the rationale I made this movie.”

Clearly, Twitter ate all the factor up with a spoon. How can your coronary heart not soften at such a pure show of affection and assist?

Nonetheless, regardless that Chung’s daughter was a second of pure pleasure, the win was not with out issues. Even if Minari is an American-made movie—filmed in America, a couple of Korean-American immigrant household, and made by an American author/director—the Golden Globes relegated the movie to the “International Language Movie” class, and shut it out of the “Greatest Image” class, a controversial resolution.

Chung addressed the controversy in a refined method in his speech, by speaking a couple of theme of the movie: language.

“Minari is a couple of household—it’s a household making an attempt to learn to converse a language of their very own,” Chung mentioned in his acceptance speech. “It goes deeper than any American language, and any international language. It’s a language of the guts. I’m making an attempt to be taught it myself and move it on, and I hope we’ll all learn to converse this language of affection to one another, particularly this yr.”

Written and directed by Chung, Minari stars Steven Yeun as an bold South Korean immigrant named Jacob Yi who strikes his household from town life in San Francisco to the middle-of-nowhere in Arkansas, to pursue his dream of operating his personal farm. The movie relies on Chung’s personal expertise rising up as a South Korean immigrant in Arkansas and isn’t obtainable to observe on premium video-on-demand.

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