“Minari,” a warmhearted, semiautobiographical film about an Asian American family, is playing at the M.V.
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and set in the 1980s, it narrates the story of the Yi family, who move to Arkansas to start a farm.
The film is filled with the kind of appealing and sometimes funny details that make up the Yis’ life as immigrants.
Monica and Jacob earned their money in California by sexing baby chickens, and continue to do it in Arkansas.
Yet despite them, the details of their life that Chung crafts make “Minari” an appealing story of one immigrant family and the life they create for themselves.