Directed by Anthony Chen Thursday, June 11, 2015

Singapore | 99 min | in Mandarin and English with Arabic/English subtitles
With: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani


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…

Awards and Festivals


Asian Pacific Screen Awards 2013: Achievement in Directing

Cannes Film Festival 2013: Golden Camera Award

Dubai International Film Festival: Muhr AsiaAfrica Award (Best Actress in a Feature Film, Best Film – Feature)