Lee Chang-Jae is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He has directed a number of critically acclaimed films, including Cheonnyeon-yeowoo (2006), Pongryeok-sseokeul (2008) and Soo (2012).
Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1964, Lee Chang-Jae attended the Korea National University of Arts and graduated in 1988 with a degree in Film. He began his career as a cinematographer for the film The Garden of Heaven (1991). He then went on to direct his first major feature film, Cheonnyeon-yeowoo in 2006. The film received critical acclaim and won awards at the Korean Film Awards, Busan International Film Festival, and Pusan International Film Festival.
In 2008, Lee directed the film Pongryeok-sseokeul, which tells the story of a man who embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the face of a changing society. It was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2008 Jeonju International Film Festival and received numerous awards at other international film festivals.
In 2011, Lee directed the drama film Soo, which tells the story of a young girl's search for her father. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.
In recent years, Lee has directed a number of television series, including the drama series The Innocent Man (2012), the romantic comedy series Love Is (2015), and the crime drama series The Liar and His Lover (2016). He also directed the film An Old Lady (2018).
Lee Chang-Jae is a masterful storyteller whose films explore themes of family, identity, and the human condition. His works are acclaimed for their graceful visual style and emotional depth. He is considered one of the most important filmmakers in South Korea today.