27 May '13, 1am

Ilo Ilo is first S'pore film to win at Cannes

Ilo Ilo is first S'pore film to win at Cannes

SINGAPORE: Ilo Ilo has become the first Singaporean feature film to win at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, with director Anthony Chen taking home the coveted Camera d’Or prize for best feature film debut on Sunday. "It is a complete surprise and I’m still trying to take it in," Mr Chen told TODAY from Cannes, the festival's closing ceremony. "This is not just an honour for me but for Singapore, since it is the first time a feature from Singapore has been awarded at Cannes." Some 18 films from the Official Selection, Director's Fortnight and International Critics' Week sections were eligible for the Camera d'Or at this year’s 66th Cannes Film Festival. Mr Chen's film was screened in the Director's Fortnight sidebar programme, which was put together by the French Film Directors Association and is considered one of the world’s best showcases of promising new film-making...

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  1. 28 May '13, 2am

    Well done Anthony Chen, you've done Singapore proud!

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