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“A welcome return to the world of cinema for one of Asia’s most talented young filmmakers”

– Film Inquiry

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’s 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 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. With uniformly sensitive performances from the returning cast of Ilo Ilo, Chen’s Wet Season is the classy and well-measured teacher-student drama that will get you weeping this autumn.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
    Chinese
  • Country
    Singapore, Taiwan
  • Director
    Anthony Chen
  • Cast
    Jia Ler Koh, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Shi Bin Yang
  • Cinematographer
    Sam Care
  • Editor
    Hoping Chen, Joanne Cheong