Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo

Winner of London Film Festival's Sutherland Award for most original feature, Ilo Ilo is the feature debut from director Anthony Chen (Ah Ma - Palme d'Or nominee for Short Film, Haze).

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the film chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng.

Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny.

An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community.

The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.

Starring: Chen Tianwen, Yeo Yann Yann, Angeli Bayani

Ilo Ilo is released 2nd May