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Katara-Doha Film Institute Cinema Presents award-winning Singapore drama, ‘Ilo Ilo’

Nov 06, 2014

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Doha, Qatar; November 5th, 2014: Katara-Doha Film Institute Cinema presents the highly acclaimed Singaporean drama, “Ilo Ilo”, screening daily from Saturday November 15th to Monday November 17th at Katara Drama Theatre Building 16 at 7:00pm.

The Official Singapore Oscar entry for 2013’s, the film is the directorial debut of Anthony Chen, but breathtaking intimacy in storytelling is already second nature to him.

It went on to win more than 10 major awards including the “Camera d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival. Time Out New York magazine defined the film as a satisfying beam of compassion.

Ilo Ilo (2013, 95 minutes) narrates the story of a family of three and their relationship with their newly arrived maid Teresa, who like many other Filipina women has come in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained relationship. Still, Teresa and Jiale, the young and troublesome boy she cares for, soon form a bond. Their unique connection continues to develop and she becomes an unspoken part of the family. But this is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is starting to be felt in all the region.

Katara-Doha Film Institute Cinema brings monthly screenings of the finest films from around the world, and is part of the creative collaboration between Doha Film Institute and Katara Village to further strengthen appreciation of good films among the public.

Tickets are now on sale at and at the Katara Drama Theatre Ticket Outlet, (Katara Building 16), from Sunday November 2nd from 2PM till 8PM. Tickets are priced at QAR 35 for general public and a special discounted rate of QAR 25 for students (Students must present a valid student ID to receive a discount. There is a maximum of 2 (two) discounted tickets per person).

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