Miu Miu Announces a New Director for its Women’s Tales Film Series

The Italian label's latest short film is directed by award-winning film director Chui Mui Tan.
Published: March 5, 2024
Miu Miu announces a new director for their 'Women’s Tales' film series
Photo: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Miu Miu announces Chui Mui Tan as the director of its latest Women's Tales film. A bi-annual creative project launched by Miu Miu in 2011, the Italian label commissions two female directors each year to create a film for Women's Tales—with each shown during the spring/summer and fall/winter campaigns. Narrated through the lens of each director's unique perspective, each film weaves the distinctive beauty of Miu Miu's garments with themes of femininity and womanhood.

For the 27th chapter of this film series, Miu Miu taps into the artistry of Malaysian director Chui Mui Tan. Making her debut in 2006 with Love Conquers All, the Malaysian director and film-producer has since gone on to earn several accolades under her belt—including winning the 2022 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award for Just Because You Pressed the Shutter? Read on for more details about her latest Women's Tales film.

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More About the Film

Beyond this short film's intriguing name lies an even more riveting story. Titled I am the beauty of your beauty, I am the fear of your fear, the film revolves around Gita, a young woman who leaves her hometown in China for Malaysia in search of a life purpose. As she struggles to come to terms with her past and identity, Gita devotes herself to an intense course of martial arts training; turning inwards and arriving to groundbreaking epiphanies about herself. Using the physical act of wrestling as a metaphor for confronting our inner battles, Tan expertly weaves themes of strength and cultural heritage through a feminine perspective.

"I am the beauty of your beauty, I am the fear of your fear" is set to premiere in Shanghai on 12 March 2024.

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