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Ilo ilo

Fortnight 2013, Feature film, 1h39


Set in Singapore, Ilo ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family.This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region…


Anthony Chen

Born in 1984 in Singapore, Anthony Chen started his film education at an early age of 17. He was trained in film schools in Singapore and UK. In 2007, his short film Ah Ma (Grandma) was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at Cannes and was awarded Special Mention, the first time a Singapore film was awarded in Cannes. Collectively, his shorts have screened at numerous prestigious film festivals. Ilo ilo is his first feature film.

Angeli Bayani
Chen Tian Wen
Koh Jia Ler
Yeo Yann Yann

Anthony Chen

Benoit Soler

Zhe Wu

Hoping Chen, Joanne Cheong

Production :
Fisheye Pictures
Blk 10A Braddell Hill #06-01
579720 Singapour – République de Singapour

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