Director: Anthony Chen Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Starring: Brayden Koh, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Koh Jia Ler, Yang Shi Bin, Yann Yann Yeo
Country: Singapore, Taiwan
Language: English, Mandarin, Hokkien
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“Suffused with love and humor, and directed with striking maturity and restraint”
– Carlos Aguilar for Roger Ebert
About the film:
This highly anticipated second feature from Camera d’Or-winning Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen was nominated for the Platform Prize for high artistic merit and strong directorial vision at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
Wet Season revolves around the life of Ling, a schoolteacher who deals with infertility while having to take care of her infirm father-in-law at home. One of Ling’s students, Kok Wei Lun, develops a crush on her during remedial Chinese classes. The two become closer as Wei Lun embraces Ling’s extra tutoring.
About the filmmaker:
Anthony Chen was born in Singapore and holds a master’s degree in directing from the National Film and Television School in England. He has directed multiple award-winning short films, including Grandma (2007). His debut feature, Ilo Ilo (2013), made its North American premiere at TIFF after winning the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, and Chen was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch.
He is one of seven directors contributing to The Year of the Everlasting Storm, which will premiere at Cannes in July 2021. Wet Season is his second feature film.See all virtual titles