Alan Kim on His Breakout Role with Minari [Exclusive Interview]

MINARI_02405_R Alan S. Kim Director Lee Isaac Chung Credit: Josh Ethan Johnson

Alan S. Kim
Alan S. Kim in Minari.

Years from now, Alan Kim should look at Minari as the film that launched the young actor into stardom.

With plenty of rave reviews, Minari is one of the most talked-about and adored films into the awards season. Recently, the Golden Globes nominated the film for Best Foreign Language Feature.

For Alan Kim, he received a nod for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. That’s only the early nominations so far.

Kim plays the young son, David, in his film debut. He stars alongside Steven Yeun and Yeri Han, who plays his parents in the film. Other cast members also included Noel Kate Cho, Yuh-Jung Youn, and Will Patton. Lee Isaac Chung wrote and directed this beautiful film.

Here’s the official synopsis:

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

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LRM Online talked with the young actor Alan Kim about his experiences and his role in the film.

Minari won the Grand Jury Prize and U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The film is in theaters this Friday, February 12, and the On-Demand on Friday, February 26.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, A24 Films

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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