Trailer: ILO ILO
Ilo Ilo (2013) tells the story of a Singaporean family adjusting to the presence of their new Filipina domestic helper, Teresa, who came to Singapore in search of a better life. Overcoming initially troubles and misunderstanding, Teresa came to develop a special bond and friendship with the family 10-year-old son, and gradually became an “unspoken” part of the family whose relationships were undergoing numerous challenges. The story is set in the context of Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
Ilo Ilo received the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival and was ranked 66th on the Busan Film Fest lists 100 best Asian films.