Year Without A Summer

History of Sadness

Unnecessary Knowledge   by chuimui
The Film 2010-06-02 19:20:04

Maybe I forgot to tell you, I am quite obsessed with unnecessary knowledges. When I was 12, I read an encyclopedia cover to cover.

I found the title The Year Without A Summer from Wikipedia, which I am addicted to. It was 1816, and there was no summer in that year. In some places in America and China, there were even snowfalls during summer. I can imagine the climate abnormalities must have stirred a sense of doom day at that time. The crops died, the sky was often orange tinted, famines and war broke out everwhere...

Many years later, scientists believe that the climate abnormalities was mainly caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia of 1815, the largest known eruption in over 1,600 years.

My story is not about volcano eruption, nor climate abnormalities. My story is about how people often live, without knowing much about what happened to them. In a way, my film is about history of sadness.

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yeo kien kiong [Visitor] 2010-06-03 @ 15:04

tt [Visitor] 2010-06-03 @ 15:44
A nice reflection,一个很好的反思
of past recollection..过去的回忆
Coming back home may not be
the right.
That place no longer looks that bright.
Everything is not the same..
Danger becomes his (Azam)game..
Never mind if that year without Summer,,
We still have September to December.
The past knowledge that we remember,,
can be unnecessary and improper.
Living today is so fast moving
Time is immortal and counting..
学问 is my knowledge, 知识 is your knowledge, 学文 is our knowledge culture
^_^ 喜喜 ^_^

Sam Liong [Visitor] · 2010-08-04 @ 23:49
unnecessary knowledge? is there such a thing?

amirulfadhli [Visitor] · 2010-08-24 @ 22:05

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Year Without A Summer

Azam comes back to his village, and looks for his childhood friend Ali. Ali and his wife MInah invites Azam for fishing and a mid night picnic on a small island. Towards the end of the night, they have a game of holding breath underwaterfor 3 minutes, and Azam is never seen again...
Now comes to your cinemas! Only in selected TGV Cinemas.Get the tickets here!

Tan Chui Mui shot her second feature film in her hometown, a small fishing village called Sungai Ular. The film is in post-production stage now.


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