In the propaganda war against the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), much was made of the fact that the Party comprised ethnic Chinese who adopted…
Tan Chui Mui’s short film, A Tree in Tanjung Malim (2004), won a Principal Award at the Int’l Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2005. Since then, she has emerged as one of the most closely watched young filmmakers on the international film festival scene. Her debut feature film Love Conquers All (2006) won multiple new director’s awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, as well as at Busan International Film Festival.
As a prolific short-film director, she has won numerous awards with them, including the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Artfilm Fest Slovakia and Asiana Short Film Festival with Everyday Everyday (2009). Her second feature Year Without A Summer (2010) received supports from Asia Cinema Fund and Huber Bale Fund and garnered much attention from the international festival circuit. Her work is characterised by a poetic sensibility borne out of her small-town upbringing and a keen eye for stories based on personal growth and redemption. Mui also produces films by other Malaysian independent filmmakers, such as James Lee, Amir Muhammad and Liew Seng Tat. She also organises workshops for young filmmakers via a new company, Next New Wave in Malaysia.
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