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Ilo Ilo (Anthony Chen, 2013)

May 2, 2014

Ilo-Ilo

Exasperation drives the actions of the key players in Ilo Ilo, a film that is both a vivid portrait of recession-struck Singapore in 1997 and a subdued, bittersweet affair that retains a natural feel.

When bratty ten-year-old son Jiale (Ler) finally proves too uncontrollable for the over-worked, heavily pregnant Hwee Leng (Yeo), she and her husband Teck (Chen) hire a Filipina live-in maid, Teresa (Bayani). The child spitefully rejects the nanny, but affection and complicity eventually manifest, though the situations for the adults quietly worsen as each keep their turmoil to themselves…

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