by: Tristan Hill, Ozarks First
A film set in Northwest Arkansas from a director who grew up in Northwest Arkansas takes home a major award Sunday.
Minari won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.
The film, starring Steven Yuen and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, is semi-autobiographical story based on Chung’s life — featuring a family of South Korean immigrants building a life in rural Arkansas.
Chung himself grew up in Lincoln, and the film, which is set in rural Washington County, was shot just to the west of the state line outside Tulsa.
Prior to winning a Golden Globe, Minari won 65 other awards, including the Audience Award for a dramatic film and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.