7 Sep – Local film director Eric Khoo's latest work, "In the Room", is set to premiere at worldwide festivals starting from this month.
The film will screen in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place this 10 to 20 September.
It will then be screened in the non-competitive Zabaltegi section at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival, taking place in Spain this 18 to 26 September.
Next month, the film will have its Asian premiere at the Busan International Film Festival; the event runs from 1 to 10 October. It is set to be shown in the A Window on Asian Cinema section.
Lastly, it will screen in the Love section at the 59th BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, taking place 7 to 18 October.
"In the Room" is touted as a high concept erotic drama, though the director did previously tell TODAY that he will keep the film rated PG. Costing SGD1 million, the film tells the story of six tales set in the same hotel room.
Singapore-based actors George Young, Koh Boon Pin and Daniel Jenkins are part of the cast that consists of other notable actors such as Korean stars Choi Woo-shik and Kim Kkobbi, Hong Kong singer-actress Josie Ho, Japanese adult-film actress Shou Nishino, Thai actor Aeaw and Malaysian actor Lawrence Wong.
"Cinema", Khoo's latest short film, is another one of his works that receives international screening. It was recently screened at Colorado's Telluride Film Festival (TFF).
It is one of the shorts that make up the SG50 film, "7 Letters", an anthology that consists of 7 short films from 7 local directors including the likes of Jack Neo, K Rajagopal and Kelvin Tong. Prior to showing at the international festival, the movie was shown locally in cinemas on 20 August, due to high demand for the movie to be screened at more locations.
Last but not least is Khoo's short film "Wanton Mee", which was first shown on the Okto Channel last March, and will be screened in the Culinary Zinema section at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival. The film will compete with other gastronomy-related films to win a prize award of €10,000.
Khoo also revealed that there are plans to release the short film on DVD.
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