A woman on the brink of adulthood has a conversation with a world-weary older man during the course of one night. —IMDb
Tan Chui Mui was born 9 October 1978 in Sungai Ular, a small fishing village in Kuantan, Malaysia.
She had been actively involved in the Malaysia independent film scene, working as producer, editor, scriptwriter and occasionally actress. In 2004, she set up Da Huang Pictures with Amir Muhammad, James Lee and Liew Seng Tat.
Tan Chui Mui is known for her successful first feature film Love Conquers All, which won top prizes at numerous film festivals, including New Currents in Pusan and the Tiger award in Rotterdam. Many forgot that she is a very productive short filmmaker, who had won big prizes in two prestigious short film festivals in the world: Principal Prize in Oberhausen Short Film Festival with A Tree in Tanjung Malim (2005), and Grand Prix in Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival with Everyday Everyday (2009).
She published a book in 2009, titled 《横灾梨枣》, written in Chinese.
In 2010, she made her second feature The Year… read more
For me the best of Tan Chui Muis "short film trilogy ... thing". Not only in content but it also seems to be the most complete in regards to style and aesthetic identity. She has a gift for subtlety exposing the importance of short moments in life that sometimes appear trivial or uneventful. This film for me is her most complete film so far (as well as clearly being her most personal).
A nutshell on the unfulfilled intentions of desire, pensiveness in the presence of potential affection, and the unintended (positive and negative) consequences of not getting exactly where we want to go when we want to, not getting exactly what we want when we want it. Nicely done.