Visit Asian Film Archive Website Visit Asian Film Archive Website
 Forum on Asian Cinema Home  

Retrospective Screenings

 Eric Khoo    Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
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...


Copyright ©2020. Asian Film Archive. All Rights Reserved.