Magazine article Screen International

?First Look: Camera d'Or Winner Anthony Chen's 'Wet Season' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

?First Look: Camera d'Or Winner Anthony Chen's 'Wet Season' (Exclusive)

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Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen’s second film following his Camera d’Or winner Ilo Ilo is nearing completion.

Screen can reveal a first look of Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen’s new film Wet Season.

It is Chen’s long-awaited second feature following his Cannes Camera d’Or winner Ilo Ilo, Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann, who also appeared in Ilo Ilo, stars as a Chinese language teacher whose home and work lives are coming apart at the seams as she struggles to conceive a child. Comfort arrives in the shape of an unlikely friendship with a young student played by Koh Jia Ler – the young boy in Ilo Ilo – which helps her reaffirm her identity as a woman. …

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