SFS Talkies: WET SEASON
December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm| $18
dir. Anthony Chen
2019 | Singapore | Drama | English, Mandarin and Hokkien with English Subtitles | M18 (Mature Theme & Sexual Scene)| 103 mins
Platform Prize Nominee for Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Best Leading Actress Winner for Yeo Yann Yann at Golden Horse Awards 2019
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 its monsoon season, but Ling’s inner turmoil looks set to get her into a heap of trouble.
With post-screening Q&A with Anthony Chen and Yeo Yann Yann
About the Director: Anthony Chen is an award-winning filmmaker from Singapore. He began making short films in the 2000s such as “Ah Ma” (2007), which received a Special Mention in the Short Film category at the Cannes Film Festival. His follow-up short, “Haze” (2008), was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Chen’s first feature, “Ilo Ilo”, saw him returning to Cannes and winning the prestigious Camera d’Or. The film was also awarded four Golden Horse Awards, including Best Feature Film and Best New Director. Besides directing, Chen was also the executive producer for the omnibus feature, “Distance” (2016), and Kirsten Tan’s Sundance award-winning debut feature, “Pop Aye” (2017). His long-awaited second feature, “Wet Season”, world-premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 in the Platform competition.
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