ROME, APRIL 21 – It’s certainly not Parasite’s family, Minari’s is much more beautiful. There it was class struggle in Seoul, here is American Dream, a hymn to nature, faith and frontiers. It will be fate, still a Korean family is in the running for the Oscars. Last year the cynical family told by Bong Joon-ho took home among other things the most prestigious statuette, that of best film, this year that of Lee Isaac Chung runs six times for the Academy Awards, scheduled for April 25, including the major categories. But the two films could not be more different: Parasite is in fact rooted in a sort of Korean neo-realism where the poor ‘stink’, Minari was born instead in the sign of inclusion. In the film, the fourth feature film written and directed by Chung, the son of immigrants from South Korea, who grew up in Arkansas, the director recounts his personal frontier through the ordinary life of a family, his own, which strikes at the heart and gradually becomes the your family, everyone’s family. Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, the film, which has already won many awards at the Golden Globe, Sundace and Bafta, tells the meeting of two worlds, that of Jacob (Steven Yeun), recently emigrated from Korea who, in prey to his dream, he drags his family from California to Arkansas, to embrace life as a farmer in the remote Ozark region (“I bought this land for its color,” he says proudly). We are in the eighties and Jacob (perhaps not surprisingly a biblical name), tired of his job as a chick sexer that he shares with his wife Monica (Yeri Han) – a job that decides the life and death of these beings (males are eliminated) -, together with their two children, little David (Alan Kim) and Anne (Noel Kate Cho) arrives in a house on wheels in the nothingness of nature in Arkansas. It will not be easy for Jacob to live the dream of growing Korean vegetables to sell to his compatriots who emigrated to the States: the earth has its divine laws and then water is needed to bless it. The film will be screened with Academy Two on April 26, the first day of reopening of the cinemas. (HANDLE).