Ilo Ilo (2013)
Country: Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, France
Director: Anthony Chen
Runtime: 99 min
Cast: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh, Peter Wee, Jo Kukathas, Naomi Toh, Stephanie Kiong, Jia Min Chantel Teo, Zhi Fang Xu, Sea Moi Lee, James Ng, Sook Fen Wong, Siow Phing Tan, Aizuddiin Nasser
Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region...