He grew up in Lincoln, Arkansas, on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains. He received his BA in biology at Yale University and his MFA in film studies at the University of Utah. His first feature film was the Rwandan family drama Munyurangabo, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Minari is his fourth feature film.
2020 Minari 2012 Abigail Harm 2010 Lucky Life 2007 Munyurangabo