Ilo Ilo wins best feature film at Golden Horse Awards

Ilo Ilo wins best feature film at Golden Horse Awards
A still from Ilo Ilo, with (from left) Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Yeo Yann Yann and Chen Tianwen. Homegrown director Anthony Chen beat Japanese film-maker Hirokazu Kore-eda to win the award for Achievement In Directing at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards on Thursday.

Singapore film "Ilo Ilo" has won best feature film at the Golden Horse Film Awards.

It is the first Singapore film to win at the awards, dubbed the "Oscars" of Chinese-language cinema. The family drama swept a total of four awards at the ceremony.

Director Anthony Chen also won for best new director and best original screenplay, while actress Yeo Yann Yann took home the best supporting actress trophy.

In his acceptance speech, Chen thanked the jury - including director Lee Ang, for introducing Chinese movie-goers to the Singapore film, and expressed hope that the win will be an encouragement to budding Singaporean directors.

candicec@sph.com.sg

 

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