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Married couple Jacob and Monica Yi (Steven Yeun and Yeri Han) relocate from California to a farm in Arkansas in the film Minari. Director Lee Isaac Chung says the film was inspired by his own rural upbringing. Josh Ethan Johnson/A24 hide caption

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Lee Isaac Chung Jotted Down Some Family Memories — They Became 'Minari'

Chung's semi-autobiographical film follows a Korean American father who moves his family to a farm in rural Arkansas. Minari began one afternoon when Chung wrote down 80 childhood memories.

Married couple Jacob and Monica Yi (Steven Yeun and Yeri Han) relocate from California to a farm in Arkansas in the film Minari. Director Lee Isaac Chung says the film was inspired by his own rural upbringing. Josh Ethan Johnson/A24 hide caption

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Lee Isaac Chung Jotted Down Some Family Memories – They Became 'Minari'

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From WHYY in Philadelphia