This film was shown at this year's CIFF, and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 100% Fresh!
DIRECTED BY ANTHONY CHEN
MANDARIN, TAGALOG & ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
FILMED IN 2013, 99 MIN
SYNOPSIS: 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.
6:00 MOVIE - Downstairs in the University Heights Public Library - FREE
It's a very casual setting, with about a dozen chairs and a movie screen.
7:45 EATS/DISCUSSION - If anyone wants to go somewhere after, we could try Piada - Italian Street Food across the street at Cedar Center (or I'm open to other suggestions).
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