50th Golden Horse Awards Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best New Director and Best Supporting Actress
ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. The film is set in Singapore in 1997 where the Asian Financial Crisis is starting to be felt in the region.