Lilting

80
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 91 min
The opening film of the 2014 BFI Flare Festival, Lilting tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger, and we observe their difficulties in trying... read more
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The opening film of the 2014 BFI Flare Festival, Lilting tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger, and we observe their difficulties in trying to connect with one another without a common language. Through a translator they piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly, and realise that while they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief. A touching, intimate film about finding the things which bring us together, Lilting features rousing performances from its leads Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei-Pei and has announced director Hong Khaou as a brave new voice in independent British cinema.

Original Release

06/27/2014

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Cast

Ben Whishaw Richard
Morven Christie Margaret
Leila Wong Café Customer
Peter Bowles Alan
Shane Salter Café Customer
Pei-pei Cheng Junn (as Cheng Pei Pei)
Andrew Leung Kai
Naomi Christie Vann
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Hong Khaou

Writers

Hong Khaou

Cast

Ben Whishaw Richard
Morven Christie Margaret
Leila Wong Café Customer
Peter Bowles Alan
Shane Salter Café Customer
Pei-pei Cheng Junn (as Cheng Pei Pei)
Andrew Leung Kai
Naomi Christie Vann

Producers

Bob Benton Executive Producer
Daniel Bergmann Executive Producer
Andy Brunskill Executive Producer
Robert Herman Executive Producer
Dominic Buchanan Producer
Donna Mabey Producer

Editors

Mark Towns

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