Da Huang Pictures, Xstream Pictures (Beijing) Ltd.
TAN Chui Mui
Tan Chui Mui’s short film, A Tree in Tanjung Malim (2004), won a Principal Award at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2005. Since then, she has emerged as one of the most closely watched young filmmakers on the international film festival scene. Her first full-length feature film Love Conquers All (2006) won multiple new director’s awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2007, as well as at Busan International Film Festival in 2006. Her short films have won numerous awards in European festivals, including the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Her work is characterized by a poetic sensibility borne out of her small-town upbringing and a keen eye for stories based on personal growth and redemption. Mui also produces films by other Malaysian independent filmmakers, such as James Lee, Amir Muhammad and Liew Seng Tat.
FOO Fei Ling, Josie CHOU
Da Huang Pictures is a reputable Malaysian independent film production company with a track record lasting more than 10 years. Established in 2004, by Tan Chui Mui, James Lee, Liew Seng Tat and Amir Muhammad, the company’s films have screened at many prestigious international film festivals, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Fribourg International Film Festival, and have won numerous awards. Their team comes with a unique and tremendous range of film-making experience, and an international film industry network that can be readily shared with young filmmakers.
Jiang falls in love with a girl in his class. They are both 13.
At first, he is intrigued by the extreme quietness of all of her movements. One day, he witnesses her perform a superhuman feat – she jumps over a fence, with a bicycle in her hands. Jiang learns more about Yuyu and her family’s secret mission. Her family members are the descendants of Emperor Yongle’s secret police, who were sent to Malaysia in search of a certain Imperial Seal more than 600 years ago. Failure is unacceptable; meaning humiliation and exile for the family for generations.
With an elderly grandfather who longs to return to their ancestral homeland, Yuyu needs to make a choice: honor the code, or live the life that she desires.