Anthony Chen movie – ILO ILO – issued on dvd

Ilo IloILO ILO (12) 2013 SINGAPORE CHEN, ANTHONY MANDARIN £15.99 

Film-maker Anthony Chen makes his feature debut with this drama about a family and their maid. During the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, Filipino maid Teresa (Angeli Bayani) arrives in Singapore to work for the Lim family – couple Teck (Tian Wen Chen) and Hwee Leng (Yann Yann Yeo) and their troubled son Jiale (Koh Jia Ler). After initial clashes with Jiale, Teresa forms a strong connection with the boy, sparking jealousy in Hwee Leng.

This causes more problems for the already struggling family and the situation only worsens when Teck loses his job. However, Teresa plays a significant role in Jiale’s life and gradually becomes a part of the family.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

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