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In 2008, while developing her second feature film, Tan Chui Mui made a short film every month. This is a compilation of 7 short films she has written, directed and edited, and which she calls, “All My Failed Attempts”.
Dream #2 He Slept Too Long
A low-budget science fiction film inspired by a Japanese short story. A Man wakes up from a coma and finds himself in a hospital.
The Need for Rites
Sook Chen meets a fortune teller on the street. The whole conversation soon becomes unbearable.
Dream #3 We Need You to Save the World
Fragments of a dream that could have saved the world.
To Say Goodbye
A girl falls in love with a classmate. She knows why she loves him, but she wants to find out why he does not feel the same.
Dream #1 She Sees A Dead Friend
She sees a dead friend. She does not remember he is dead. They have breakfast together. He gives her a tea cup.
Made during Tan Chui Mui’s Cinefondation Residency in Paris where she met residents Nadav Rapid and Rusudan Chkonia, who are cast here. The story is inspired by Nadav Rapid’s “Emile’s Girlfriend”.
Sook Chen quit her job and decided to go to Peru. Ma could not understand why. In fact, she could never understand what Sook Chen wanted.
Published by Da Huang Pictures.