"Singapore director Anthony Chen received a 15-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival" - Xinmsn (20 May 2013)
"Finely acted and minutely observed, Ilo Ilo certainly has the texture of real life" - The Hollywood Reporter (19 May 2013)
Set in Singapore, 1997, when the Asian Fiancial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region, 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.