|Weds 25th June||7.45pm|
Dir. Anthony Chen, Singapore, 2013, 99 mins, subtitles
Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Tian Wen Chen, Yann Yann Yeo
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family, troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents. 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 norm yet again.
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