THE EARLY FILMS OF LEE ISAAC CHUNG on DVD

Disclaimer; I received this set for free in exchange for my review, I have not been compensated in any other way.

The 3-Disc Set Includes Chung’s 2007 Debut Feature, MUNYURANGABO, Official Tribeca Selection LUCKY LIFE (2010) and ABIGAIL HARM (2012), Starring Amanda Plummer. These are great films that I really enjoyed watching, I recommend them to you.

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. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in the genocide, and Sangwa wants to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though they plan to visit Sangwa’s home for just a few hours, the boys stay for several days. From two separate tribes, their friendship is tested when Sangwa’s wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that “Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies.” An intense & inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, MUNYURANGABO features Poet Laureate Edouard Uwayo delivering a moving poem about his healing country.

DVD Features

Director Commentary by Lee Isaac Chung
Behind-The-Scenes clip

Sound: 2.0 Stereo

Discs: 1

LUCKY LIFE

Inspired by the poetry of Gerald Stern, in this Official Selection at Tribeca, a group of friends travels to the beach in hopes of encouraging Jason (Kenyon Adams), who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The journey is rooted in nostalgia and the desire for a meaningful farewell, although the friends avoid discussing Jason’s illness. 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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen

Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound/2.0 Stereo

Language: English language  

ABIGAIL HARM

Abigail Harm reads books to the blind and lives alone on the outskirts of the city. Keeping her eyes turned away from everyone, she secretly watches, listens and hopes. One day, Abigail 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 when a strange visitor mysteriously appears in her apartment.

Inspired by the Korean fable “The Woodcutter and the Nymph,” ABIGAIL HARM, which captured the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival,
is a daring and surreal modern-day fairy tale from acclaimed director Lee Isaac Chung, featuring a mesmerizing lead performance by Amanda Plummer.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen

Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound/2.0 Stereo

Language: English language  

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