History of Sadness
Year Without A Summer has made its way to Vancouver which is 12692.827km away from Sg. Ular (Kuantan), the place we shot the film.
No matter where you are, we have a very important message for you:
"Lynas, an Australian company is building the world biggest rare earth refinery near to this village Sungai Ular, Kuantan and Tan Chui Mui is currently campanining to stop Lynas. Liew Seng Tat, Woo Ming Jin and Yeo Joon Han are making short films to support. You can find out more from
Year without a Summer will be having its European premiere in Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam under a special competitive programme named 'Return of the Tiger'. To mark its 40th anniversary, the festival is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates, in this jubilee programme.
Press & industry screening :
02.02.2011 ; 09:30 ; Cinerama 3
Public Screening :
31.01.2011 ; 18:30 ; Pathé 7
01.02.2011 ; 19:45 ; Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
04.02.2011 ; 14:00 ; LV5
This 'Return of the Tiger' program will be accompanied by a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger Award. Interestingly enough is that the fourteen directors with a film competing in the Tiger Awards Competition 2011 will be asked to decide together on the winner of this unique award, worth € 5,000. The winner will be announced at the IFFR Awards Ceremony in the Oude Luxor Theater on the evening of Friday, 4 February.
Screening schedule in Pusan Intl. Film Festival
Oct. 08 / 13:00 / Lotte Cinema Centum City 8 / 810
Oct. 08 / 13:00 / Lotte Cinema Centum City 10 / 840
Oct. 09 / 15:30 / Lotte Cinema Centum City 8 / 815
Oct. 09 / 15:30 / Lotte Cinema Centum City 10 / 845 / Guest Visit
Oct. 10 / 13:30 / Lotte Cinema Centum City 1 (Press & Industrial screening)
Oct. 14 / 17:00 / Megabox Haeundae M / 523
After 2 years of labour, finally, the DAY has come.
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.