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Published on Oct 1, 2013
ILO ILO - winner of Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or, 4 Golden Horse Awards, and Singapore's entry into the Oscars - opens in the US on April 4! Want it sooner? Join the Film of the Month Club at www.FilmMovement.com!
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, 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.