We look at the Singapore film's winning factors
Text: Chua Yan Yu
Photos: Chua Yan Yu & Golden Village Pictures
Videos: Tay Yixuan
You would have heard of it by now. Ilo Ilo, a local film that explores the relationship between a child and his maid, has made it big by bagging the prestigious Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Not only has the film received international accolade, it has proven to be a hit among Singaporeans too. A four-day sneak preview of the movie saw the box office churning some $40,000, no mean feat for a local film.
So what made this simple and modest film, with a budget of only $700, 000, worthy of such an honour? We look at the top four reasons.
Ilo Ilo opens in Singapore on August 29.