Anthony Chen and actor Koh Jia Ler

 

Anthony Chen the Singaporean film director of “Ilo Ilo” won the golden camera prize in Cannes 2013, he received it from Agnès Varda and Zhang Ziyi.

Anthony Chen said on stage : “It is a great honor to receive this award from the hands of one of cinema’s greatest actresses and one of its greatest directors. It is also a great honor for my country because this is the first time Singapore received an award. I would like to thank the incredible team who worked on this film for three years. Thank you”

The Singaporean director Anthony Chen has presented his film “Ilo Ilo” on 19th May during at Director’s Fortnight during Cannes Film Festival 2013, accompanied by main casts, Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Chen Tian Wen and Yeo Yann Yann.

The movie explores the relationship between a Singapore family and their newly arrived maid, and set under the backdrop of the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Ilo Ilo is also the name of the province on Panay Island in the Philippines.

 

The team for  the movie "Ilo Ilo" at Cannes 2013

The team for the movie “Ilo Ilo” at Cannes 2013

 

To view the trailer of “Ilo Ilo” by Anthony Chen : www.iloilomovie.com

To view the press conference of Anthony Chen in Cannes : http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/mediaPlayer/13522.html