|Singaporean filmmaker Eric
Khoo was born in 1965 and was from an early age immersed
into the world of cinema. He attended City Art Institute
in Sydney, Australia where he studied cinematography.
Starting out with short films, Khoo has directed When
the Magic Dies (1985), Barbie Digs Joe (1990), August
(1991), Carcass (1992), Symphony 92.4 (1993), Pain
(1994), and Home Video (2000), a number of which have
won prizes and been screened at festivals overseas...
Thai cinema has come into
its own, featuring films with a fresh vibrancy that
often characterizes cinematic new waves. The films of
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang constitute a major part of this
rising body of work, garnering him much critical acclaim
and, hence, establishing him as a significant figure in
global cinema. Born in Bangkok in 1962, Ratanaruang
began his career when he moved to New York City in 1977
to study at Pratt Institute and later to work as a
freelance illustrator and designer...