A Tree in Tanjung Malim

  • 25'
  • Malaysia
  • 2004
A fictional autobiographical sketch from the director's youth. A refined and almost imperceptibly sultry film. It barely has the onset of a story. A young woman,still a girl, saunters down the street at night with a man who hasn't been a boy for some time. The mood is more listless than erotic. The dialogues are more bored than poetic, yet there is something contemplative in their strolling and chatting. The man is played by local rock star Pete Teo, but even if you don't know that, his intriguing personality holds the consciously scanty story together. The director used to look down on old people who hadn't made it. She regrets that now. (GjZ)
Director
Tan Chui Mui
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Malaysia
Year
2004
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Length
25'
Medium
DV cam PAL
Language
Mandarin
Producers
Da Huang Pictures, Deepak Kumaran Menon, Tan Chui Mui
Sales
Da Huang Pictures
Screenplay
Tan Chui Mui
Cast
Foo Fei Ling, Deepak Kumaran Menon