The film depicts a day in a HDB block of residential flats in Singapore through three storylines, with all the action occuring within a 24-hour period.
Eric Khoo, born in 1965, is a film director from Singapore. He was introduced to the world of cinema at a very early age. He attended City Art Institute in Sydney, Australia where he pursued cinematography.
Eric Khoo put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film “Mee Pok Man” (1995), picking up prizes at Fukuoka, Pusan and Singapore. His second feature “12 Storeys” (1997) won the Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award and the UOB Young Cinema Award at the 10th Singapore International Festival, and the Golden Maile Award for Best Picture at the 17th Hawaii International Film Festival. More importantly “12 Storeys” was the first Singaporean film to be invited officially to participate in the 50th Cannes Film Festival (1997).
Mee Pok Man and 12 Storeys have together been screened at over 60 film festivals, held all over the world including Ivy League festivals such as Venice, Berlin and Rotterdam.
In 1998, Eric Khoo was… read more