The Early Films of Lee Isaac Chung

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung
Lee Isaac Chung
Film Movement
2021
274 Minutes
USA, Hong Kong
English, Kinyarwanda
Theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
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Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
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Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell
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Synopsis

Released for the first time ever in North America as a box set, The Early Films of Lee Isaac Chung includes the Oscar-nominated filmmaker's first three award-winning films, before he went on to direct his Academy Award-winning hit, MINARI.

MUNYURANGABO
After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Their friendship, however, is tested when Sangwa’s parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that “Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies.”

LUCKY LIFE
A group of friends travels to the beach in hopes of encouraging Jason (Kenyon Adams), who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Some time later, as Mark (Daniel O’Keefe) and Karen (Megan McKenna) plan to have a child, the beach trip lingers as a haunting memory.

ABIGAIL HARM
Abigail Harm (Amanda Plummer) lives alone on the outskirts of the city. One day, she recalls an old story about a woodcutter who saves the life of a mystical deer and is granted his wish for a companion. Before long, this tale seems to come alive in Abigail’s own lonely world.