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Cannes Camera d'Or Winner 'Ilo Ilo' Goes to Film Movement

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire May 29, 2013 at 3:06PM

This year's Camera d'Or winner, "Ilo Ilo," has secured U.S. distribution from Film Movement. Director Anthony Chen's Singapore-set drama was honored as the best first feature at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Film Movement has scheduled a release for the first quarter of 2014 followed by a limited national expansion and a VOD premiere.
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Ilo Ilo

This year's Camera d'Or winner, "Ilo Ilo," has secured U.S. distribution from Film Movement. Director Anthony Chen's Singapore-set drama was honored as the best first feature at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Film Movement has scheduled a release for the first quarter of 2014 followed by a limited national expansion and a VOD premiere.

"Ilo Ilo" depicts the relationship between a young boy and a maid during the Asian financial crisis. Their friendship puts a great deal of strain on the boy's family. According to Film Movement, it's the first Singaporean film to win a coveted prize at Cannes, where it received a 15-minute standing ovation. 

Chen premiered a short film, "Grandma," at Cannes in 2007. It won a special mention in the Palme d'Or short competition. 

This article is related to: Ilo Ilo, Film Movement, Cannes Film Festival, Acquisitions






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