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Ilo Ilo (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Anthony Chen (Director) | Chen Tien Wen (Actor) | Yeo Yann Yann (Actor) | Angeli Bayani (Actor)
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Having won numerous international accolades including the Camera d'Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and Best Film at the 50th Golden Horse Awards, Singaporean director Anthony Chen's debut feature Ilo Ilo is a complex, bittersweet and empathetic family drama set against the backdrop of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Centered on the relationship between a Filipino maid and her employer's young child, the film's depiction of their interaction in a dynamic and uncertain environment comes across as a realistic portrayal of modern family relationships, especially since the story is inspired by Chen's personal experience. Brimming with the warmth and tensions of daily life, the film is a brilliant observation of parent-child relationships in Asian households and the strengths and challenges of family values in the face of adversity.

Ten-year-old schoolboy Lim Jiale (Koh Jia Ler) is a rebellious child with a pregnant working mother Hwee Leng (Yeo Yann Yann) and a father Keng Teck (Chen Tian Wen) who has just lost his job. Fed up with their son's bullying behavior and undergoing enormous pressure in the financial recession, they hire dutiful domestic worker Teresa (Angeli Bayani) who soon becomes an integral part of the family despite their initial unhappy events.

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Product Title: Ilo Ilo (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 爸媽不在家 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 爸妈不在家 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Ilo Ilo / 爸媽不在家 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Ilo Ilo (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Chen Tien Wen (Actor) | Yeo Yann Yann (Actor) | Angeli Bayani (Actor) | Koh Jia Ler (Actor) 陳天文 (Actor) | 楊 雁雁 (Actor) | Angeli Bayani (Actor) | 許家樂 (Actor) 陈天文 (Actor) | 杨 雁雁 (Actor) | Angeli Bayani (Actor) | 许家乐 (Actor) Chen Tien Wen (Actor) | ヤオ・ヤンヤン (Actor) | Angeli Bayani (Actor) | Koh Jia Ler (Actor) Chen Tien Wen (Actor) | Yeo Yann Yann (Actor) | Angeli Bayani (Actor) | Koh Jia Ler (Actor)
Director: Anthony Chen 陳哲藝 陈哲艺 Anthony Chen Anthony Chen
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Singapore
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM)
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: IIA
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1035507082

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Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life.

The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained relationship. Still, Teresa and Jiale, the young and trublesome boy she cares for, soon form a bond. Their unique connection continues to develop and soon she becomes an unspoken spart of the family.
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This film has won 4 award(s) and received 2 award nomination(s). All Award-Winning Asian Films

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