Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cannes 2013: 'Ilo Ilo' Review

Though it's nowhere near as good, I got a strong Yi Yi vibe while watching the Singaporean comedy-drama Ilo Ilo. Like Edward Yang's great film, Ilo Ilo is modest but also incredibly wise about its characters, each one of them developed and going about their own story. Again, it's not quite as accomplished as Yi Yi, but any movie that puts me in that mindset is doing something right. My review of Ilo Ilo is up at Screen International.