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'Minari' competes for best foreign language film at Golden Globe Awards
  • February 04, 2021

'Minari' competes for best foreign language film
at Golden Globe Awards

Updated: 2021-02-04 07:17:05 KST


The film "Minari," which portrays the life of a South Korean immigrant family in the U.S., has been nominated for best foreign language film at this year's Golden Globes.
According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Wednesday, the semi-autobiographical story about the Korean-American director Lee Issac Chung will compete for best motion picture in foreign language alongside other films like Denmark's "Another Round," and "The Life Ahead" from Italy.
Yet, "Minari" was not nominated in other categories such as best supporting actress and best screenplay. "Minari" describes the story of a first-generation immigrants from Korea in pursuit of their own American dream from the point-of-view of a 7-year-old boy and his parents.
It has garnered attention among American film critics, securing numerous trophies from film festivals and critics associations.
It has also been at the center of controversy in the U.S. as it has been categorized as a foreign language film despite the fact that it's an American-produced movie, written and directed by an American director. The HFPA, however, said that it was not eligible for best picture as most of the film's dialogue is in Korean.
South Korea's Oscar-winning sensation "Parasite" won the prize for best foreign language film at last year's Golden Globe Awards.
The winners of the Golden Globes will be announced during a live streamed ceremony on February 28th. Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.