Singapore Scores Big Win at Film Awards

November 24, 2013 3:47 AM

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Singapore Scores Big Win at Film Awards

TAIPEI — A reflective family drama from Singapore made history on Saturday by becoming the country’s first film to win the top prize at the Golden Horse Awards, beating its competition from some of Asia’s top filmmakers.

“Ilo Ilo,” which is set during the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s and explores the sometimes tense relationship between a Filipina maid and the Singaporean family for whom she works, won best feature film. Anthony Chen, the film’s first-time director, took home prizes for best new director...

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