Lee Isaac Chung

Writer & Director

Lee Isaac Chung is a writer and director who grew up in Lincoln, Arkansas, on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains. His first feature film was the Rwandan family drama “Munyurangabo,” which premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. His other feature films are “Lucky Life,” “Abigail Harm,” and “I Have Seen My Last Born.”


His most recent film, “Minari,” won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.