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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’s sophomore feature Wet Season was nominated for six Golden Horse awards in Taiwan where actress Yeo Yann Yann won for Best Actress.
Wet Season was also Singapore’s submission to The Oscars for Best International Fi...
Start Sales Date
15 Jul 2022 onwards, 9am
SISTIC Authorised Agents & Hotline:
15 Jul 2022, 10am
Esplanade Box Office:
15 Jul 2022, 12 noon - 8pm
Approximately 2 hours 30 mins, no intermission
Performed in Mandarin & English, with English subtitles
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- Rating: M18 (Mature Theme and Sexual Scenes)
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 18 shall not be admitted.
- Patrons aged 18 years and above must purchase tickets for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No flash photography, unauthorised professional photography, video and audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
- Keep your mask on and practice good personal hygiene.
- Use the hand sanitiser provided around the centre and in the performance venues.
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.
- Esplanade reserves the right not to admit patrons who do not comply with prevailing safe management measures.
- Stay at home if you're unwell.
Anthony Chen is a writer, director and producer from Singapore. Trained at film school in Singapore and then at the National Film and Television School in the UK, he is the first Singaporean to be awarded at Cannes Film Festival with his 2007 short Ah Ma. After a string of award-winning shorts, his debut feature ILO ILO (2013), premiered at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the prestigious Camera d’Or, making history again as the first Singapore feature to be awarded at Cannes. ILO ILO went on to win 40 awards internationally, including four Golden Horse Awards.
Chen’s sophomore film, Wet Season (2019), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was once again critically lauded, garnering multiple awards. It was Singapore’s submission to the Academy Awards for Best International Film.
Yeo Yann Yann
Yeo Yann Yann is an award-winning actress from Malaysia based in Singapore. A familiar name on stage and on screen, Yann Yann trained at the Theatre Training & Research Programme under the direction of the late Kuo Pao Kun.
A two-time Golden Horse Awards winner, she was crowned Best Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards for Wet Season and Best Supporting Actress at the 50th Golden Horse Awards for ILO ILO. Her nuanced performance as a pregnant mother also won her Best Actress at numerous international film festivals in India, Vladivostok and Dubai.
More recently, Yann Yann also received a Best Actress nomination at the International Emmy Awards for her HBO Asia series Invisible Stories. She is soon to be seen in Netflix action film Havoc, also featuring Tom Hardy and Forest Whitaker and Disney+ series American Born Chinese.
Yang Shi Bin
A veteran of Chinese-language theatre in Singapore, Yang Shi Bin has been acting since the 1960s and became known for his work with the late director and playwright Kuo Pao Kun. In the 2016 Straits Times Life Theatre Awards, he won a Best Actor nomination for his role in the play The Struggle: Years Later, staged by The Theatre Practice. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan for Wet Season, his first role on the big screen.
All patrons need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events.