Original Title: Ilo Ilo
Production Company: Fisheye Pictures PTE LTD
Production Year: 2013
Director: Anthony Chen
Script: Anthony Chen
Cinematography: Benoit Soler
Editor: Hoping Chen, Cheong 
Producer: Ang Hwee Sim, Yuni Hadi
Running Time: 99min
Country: Singapore
Language: Chinese, English, Tagalog
Main Cast: Yeo Yann Yann, Chen Tian Wen, Angeli Bayani, Koh Jia Ler

Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid. Like many other Filipino women, she came to this city in search for a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship, but the young and troublesome son starts to form a unique bond with her. However, this is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis starts to be felt in the region… 

Director’s Biography  

Born in Singapore in 1984. Graduate from the National Film and TV School, UK. Chen’s short films have been awarded at festivals worldwide; Ah Ma obtained a Special Mention by the Jury in Cannes, and his next short film was screened at the Berlinale. 


2013   Ilo Ilo
2012   Karung Guni
2011   The Reunion Dinner
2010   Lighthouse