WET SEASON – Singapore, 2019, 103 min, Drama
Director: Anthony Chen
Writer: Anthony Chen
Cast: Jia Ler Koh, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Shi Bin Yang, Yann Yann Yeo.
A teacher and student at a Singapore high school form a special, self-affirming bond.
As Mandarin-language teacher Ling continues with fruitless IVF treatment while taking care of her ailing father-in-law, she finds herself slowly drawn towards a promising student who seems to have been abandoned by his parents. Outside it is monsoon season, but Ling’s inner turmoil looks set to get her into a heap of trouble. Director Anthony Chen brings this simmering Singapore-set drama to a boiling point, whilst using an associative and poetic editing rhythm, repeating colors and shapes to highlight the small parallels that link people, and reveal the profound in lovely and subtle ways.
Аwards and nominations:
Asian Film Awards 2020 – Nominee NETPAC Award Best Actress Yann Yann Yeo Best Supporting Actor Jia Ler Koh Best Supporting Actor Shi Bin Yang -Best Screenplay
Cairo International Film Festival 2019 – Nominee Golden Pyramid, Best Film
International Film Festival Macao 2019 – Winner Best Director
Chinese Competition Anthony Chen – Winner Cinephilia Critics’ – Award Anthony Chen
Pingyao International Film Festival 2019 – Winner Cinephilia Critics’ Award Anthony Chen, Winner Fei Mu Awards Best Film Anthony Chen, Best Actress Yann Yann Yeo
Nominee People’s Choice Award Crouching Tigers – Best Film Anthony Chen