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Wet Season
A film by Anthony Chen
Year|2019 Duration|103 min Language|English, Chinese Country/District|Singapore, Taiwan World Premiere|TIFF


It is monsoon season in Singapore and the city is pouring with rain. Wet Season follows the plight of Ling, a Chinese language teacher, whose marriage and school life are fraying apart because she is unable to bear a child. But an unlikely friendship with a student helps her reaffirm her identity as a woman.


Anthony Chen

Anthony Chen is a writer-director and producer from Singapore. Anthony started film school at the young age of 17 to pursue his passion in filmmaking. Trained at film school in Singapore and then at the National Film and Television School, UK, his shorts have screened and been awarded at numerous prestigious festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Busan, London, Sydney, Melbourne, and Chicago. He is best known for his debut feature Ilo Ilo which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the Camera d’Or. The film went on to win forty awards internationally, including the Sutherland Award at BFI London Film Festival, and four Golden Horse Awards at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. He is now based in London, UK where he lives with his wife and son.


Giraffe Pictures
New Century Influence Films
Singapore Film Commission
Taipei Film Commission


Yann Yann Yeo, Christopher Lee, Koh Jia Ler, Yang Shi Bin


Script: Anthony Chen
Producers: Anthony Chen, Huang Wenhong, Tan Si En
Cinematography: Sam Care
Art Design: Soon Yong Chow
Sound: Kuo Li Chi, Zhe Wu
Editors: Hoping Chen, Joanne Cheong
Production Manager: Irene Kung


TIFF Platform

Tokyo FILMex

Thessaloniki Film Festival

São Paulo International Film Festival

Golden Horse Film Festival
Best Leading Actress - Yann Yann Yeo

Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival

Pingyao International Film Festival
Best Film
Best Actress - Yann Yann Yeo

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