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Film info: Year without a Summer

Film Information

Original Title Year without a Summer
English Title Year without a Summer
Director Tan Chui Mui
Year 2010
Format Digibeta
Colour Color
Duration 87 min
  • Azman Hassan, Mislina Mustaffa, Nam Ron
  • Guión: Tan Chui Mui
  • Fotografía: Teoh Gay Hian
  • Montaje: Tan Chui Mui
  • Producción: Liew Seng Tat


From a story divided split into two different timelines, and with a narrative system of opposing aesthetics that intertwine in order to follow some mysterious characters, Tan Chui-mui’s second feature is charged with ideas that range from a nocturnal bucolic feel to a contemplative documentary-like realism, including some intermediate status. In the twinkling darkness of moonlit fishing, Azam returns to his home town to reunite with both his childhood friend and love, with whom he will share experiences but also rebuild myths, beliefs, and anecdotes about strange images of sirens, people turned into crustaceous, or love interests one should sacrifice years for. This entire journey features a fluent hand for both realism and estranged atmospheres, whether it’s for showing kids astray on a jungle or for making a picnic on a very dark night. Without being very prolific, Malayan cinema has become more and more unpredictable and sanely unstable: two features that easily place him at least several lengths ahead of most Asian cinema.


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