Wet Season

Suffused with love and humor, and directed with striking maturity and restraint.

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Wet Season

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 a sensitive and moving teacher-student drama.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
103
Language
Mandarin
Director
Anthony Chen
Writer(s)
Anthony Chen
Cast
Yeo Yann Yann, Koh Jia Ler
FEATURED REVIEW
Alissa Simon, Variety

With the bittersweet drama “Wet Season,” Singapore writer-director Anthony Chen again proves himself a perceptive observer of life and social class in his tropical nation-state and a sensitive chronicler of issues confronting women. Set during monsoon season, Chen’s delicate, nuanced portrait of the ...

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