Ilo Ilo

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Apr 4 through Thu, Apr 10.

Fri, Apr 4

11:00am

Fri, Apr 4

2:45pm

Fri, Apr 4

6:45pm

Fri, Apr 4

9:15pm

Sat, Apr 5

11:00am

Sat, Apr 5

2:45pm

Sat, Apr 5

6:45pm

Sat, Apr 5

9:15pm

Sun, Apr 6

11:30am

Sun, Apr 6

3:25pm

Sun, Apr 6

7:15pm

Sun, Apr 6

9:25pm

Mon, Apr 7

11:30am

Mon, Apr 7

3:25pm

Mon, Apr 7

7:15pm

Mon, Apr 7

9:25pm

Tue, Apr 8

11:30am

Tue, Apr 8

3:25pm

Tue, Apr 8

7:15pm

Tue, Apr 8

9:25pm

Wed, Apr 9

11:30am

Wed, Apr 9

3:25pm

Wed, Apr 9

7:15pm

Wed, Apr 9

9:25pm

Thu, Apr 10

11:30am

Thu, Apr 10

3:25pm

Thu, Apr 10

7:15pm

Thu, Apr 10

9:25pm

Ilo Ilo
Anthony Chen, 2013
Singapore | Mandarin, Tagalog, and English with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 99 minutes

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.

Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Winner, Camera d’Or
Toronto International Film Festival 2013

"The very beating heart and soul of cinematic storytelling." —Robert Koehler, Film Comment

"An amazing debut, full of heart and intelligence." —Ang Lee

"Immensely likeable… genuinely moving." —Maggie Lee, Variety

"A small gem about how families learn to persevere during the toughest of times… its emotional wallop sneaks up on you." —Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

Series: New Releases at the Film Society

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Thank You to Our Sponsors