Ilo Ilo
First screened in September 2013
Director: Anthony Chen. Cast: Koh Jia Ler, Yeo Yann Yann, Chen Tian Wen, Angeli Bayani. Screenplay: Anthony Chen.

Twitter Capsule: Simple, proficient humanism at first; dislikeable family a risky center. Wise choices, narrative layers emerge over time.

VOR:   Film's virtues have more to do with sensitive direction, artful balance of characters and threads, etc., than opening new paths. I do love it, though. Great debut!

Photo © 2013 Film Movement/Fisheye Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Cannes Film Festival: Caméra d'or (Best First Feature)

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