All My Failed Attempts: 7 short films by Tan Chui Mui (2009) DVD5
Seven short films written, directed, edited by Tan Chui Mui and filmed in 2008.

The winner of a Tiger Award in 2007 decided after she moved: I'm just going to make a short film every month. So she did.

The seven short films in this series are very different. It occasionally appears as if the maker is dissatisfied with her training and is reinventing film history for herself. There is a very pure documentary, there are dramatic dialogue-driven films (The Need of Ritual, Everyday, Everyday), dramatic actions (To Say Goodbye) and even burlesque science-fiction films (Dream #1, #2 and #3).

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 66 min | 4.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Various by film: Malay, Mandarin, English, French
Subtitles: English Hardcoded
Genre: Short

1 - "Dream #2 He Slept Too Long" (4:37)
A low budget science fiction inspired by a Japanese short short story. A man wakes from a coma and finds himself in a hospital.

2 - "The Need for Rites" (12:19)
Sook Chen meets a fortune teller on the street. The whole conversation soon becomes unbearable.

3 - "Dream#3 We Need You to Save the World" (8:32)
Fragments of a dream that could have saved the world.

4 - "To Say Goodbye" (13:30)
A girl fell in love with a classmate. She knew why she love him, but she want to find out why he didn't love her.

5 - "Dream#1She Sees A Dead Friend" (8:00)
She sees a dead friend, . She does not remember he is dead. They have breakfast together. He gives her a tea cup.

6 - "Nobody’s Girlfriend" (19:00)
Made during Tan Chui Mui's Cinefondation Residency in Paris, casting another tow residents, Nadav Rapid and Tusudan Chkonia. The story is inspired by Nadav Rapid's "Emile's Girlfriend."

7 - "Everyday Everyday" (18:00)
Sook Chen quit her job. She decided to go to Peru. Ma could not understand why. In fact, he could never understand what Sook Chen wants.

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