Pen-ek RATANARUANG (Director)

Born in Bangkok.
He made his debut as a feature film director in 1997 with a movie that broke the mold of Thai cinema called “Fun Bar Karaoke”. Since then he has been recognized as a major pioneer in the Thai New Wave cinema of the late 1990’s / early 2000’s. Four of his films- “6ixtynin9”, “Monrak Transistor”, “Last Life in the Universe” and “Headshot”- were Thailand’s official submission to the Foreign Language Oscar category. His films have been screened in major festivals and have been distributed worldwide.