Cannes website error: China awarded prize instead of S'pore

27 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago

STOMPer Kai Wen spotted a mistake on the Cannes Film Festival website -- the award winning-film Ilo Ilo has been credited to China instead of Singapore.

Home-grown director Anthony Chen’s first feature film, Ilo Ilo, starring veteran actor Chen Tianwen, premiered to a 15-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night (May 19).

Ilo Ilo, which also stars actress Yeo Yann Yann, is about a Singapore family and its newly-arrived Filipino maid, played by Angeli Bayani, in the midst of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Kai Wen said:"Instead of crediting Singapore for the award-winning film Ilo Ilo, the Festival De Cannes website has given it to China."

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