Steven Yeun in a still from Minari by Lee Isaac Chung, in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. ‘Tell Steven he absolutely crushed it’, Brad Pitt said of his performance as a Korean immigrant father in the United States. Pitt’s Plan B company produced the film. Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Sundance Film Festival: Steven Yeun on immigrant story Minari, the brilliance of Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho, and his lucky career

  • Korean-American actor shed tears watching film with his father, who took their family to the US when Yeun was a child, as his character does in Minari
  • Yeun, who starred in Burning and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, hopes film fans start paying more attention to directors from Asia and ‘understand what they are saying’
Topic |   American films

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Steven Yeun in a still from Minari by Lee Isaac Chung, in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. ‘Tell Steven he absolutely crushed it’, Brad Pitt said of his performance as a Korean immigrant father in the United States. Pitt’s Plan B company produced the film. Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute
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Helen Barlow

Helen Barlow

Helen Barlow is a Paris-based Australian freelance critic and journalist who this year received La Plume d’Or for her services to French cinema. A dedicated Europhile, she recently was on the Series Jury at the Zurich Film Festival and has covered the Cannes and Berlin Festivals for 28 years and also loves covering the Venice and Sundance Festivals. She is a dedicated follower of fashion and lives in the Parisian fashion precinct.