Director: Saw Tiong Guan
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Life in 24 Frames a Second is a film about insurmountable hardship and tragedy, perseverance and triumph; it is told intimately by John Woo, Anurag Kashyap, Rithy Panh, and Lav Diaz who before becoming revered masters of world cinema, survived the crucibles of extreme poverty, illness, sexual abuse, genocide, and civil war. Through it all was their abiding love for cinema.
The film explores what they suffered through their childhood, how they endured, what inspired them and the meaning of cinema in their lives.
Saw Tiong Guan was born in 1980 in a village called Sempalit in Malaysia. A lawyer by training, Tiong Guan teaches law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya while pursuing filmmaking at the same time. He obtained a doctorate degree at the University of Melbourne in 2011. In 2013, he produced and directed Past Present, a documentary film about Tsai Ming-liang and the golden years of cinema-going. In 2016, he collaborated with Christopher Doyle for a charity film entitled Wind.