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Film Fanatic: Anthony Chen’s Wet Season Wins Best Screenplay at 37th Torino Film Festival In Italy

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Following its premiere at the 30th Singapore International Film Festival and its recent Golden Horse 2019 win, Anthony Chen’s sophomore feature film Wet Season《热带雨》about a Chinese language teacher, whose marriage and school life are fraying apart, continues to impress international audience at the 37th Torino Film festival in Italy.

Wet Season was awarded Best Screenplay (Anthony Chen) with its delicate and moving story of a Chinese language teacher, whose marriage and school life are fraying apart because she is unable to bear a child. The Torino Film Festival is a very well-regarded and respected festival in Italy and is defined as the main metropolitan Italian film festival, dedicated to young, independent cinema, the emerging directors and experimental movies.

The Jury of the 37th Torino Film Festival include: Cristina Comencini (Italy, President), Fabienne Babe (France), Bruce McDonald (Canada), Eran Riklis (Israel) and Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia).

Says director Anthony: “I am really thankful to the Torino Film Festival jury for according the Best Screenplay award to Wet Season. This film has taken 3 years to write and I’m heartened that the work has paid off. I’m hearing of wonderful reactions from the audience in Italy and that means even more to me and my team that the film is connecting with cinema goers outside of Singapore. I’m hoping that local audiences will come see for themselves and be moved by Wet Season as well.”

Wet Season is now showing in Singapore cinemas. For more information and updates on the film, visit

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