Two homegrown films, Anthony Chen’s Wet Season and Yeo Siew Hua’s A Land Imagined are up for a few honours at next month’s Golden Horse Awards. Congrats!
The nominations were announced yesterday (Oct 1) in Taipei.
Wet Season stars Ilo Ilo’s Yeo Yann Yann as a Chinese language teacher struggling to conceive a child, and Koh Jia Ler (who plays Yeo’s son in Ilo Ilo) as a student she forms an unlikely friendship with. The cast also includes Christopher Lee and stage veteran Yang Shi Bing.
The film, which had its world premiere at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, landed six nominations — Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, Best Actress (Yeo), Best Supporting Actor (for Koh and Yang) and Best Original Screenplay.