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Lee Isaac Chung’s Arkansas-based film “Minari” was a darling of the awards ceremony season this year, winning a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film (not without controversy) an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and a whopping ten nominations at the Critic’s Choice Awards.

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AN ARKANSAS STORY: Steven Yeun and Yeri Han in “Minari.”

Through it all, Chung was characterized as a newcomer to the scene, but “Minari” was preceded by three films of note, all of which are playing on Criterion’s streaming service beginning August 5.


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Check out “Munyurangabo,” “Lucky Life” and “Abigail Harm” if you’re a subscriber, and in case you missed it, check out Arkansas Times contributor Sam Eifling’s interview with Chung earlier this year.