Hyde Park Picture House

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Lilting

Time
On 21st August - 4.00 PM
Other showings
From 15th August - 21st August
Starring:
Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Leila Wong
Director
Dir. Hong Khaou
Duration
86mins
Country
UK
Year
2014
Synopsis:

When Kai dies unexpectedly his lover, Richard, and his Chinese-Cambodian mother, Junn, are forced into a shared grief in this touching study of affection built on denial. Feeling abandoned in a drab retirement home, Junn is hampered by her lack of English. This makes communication tricky for Richard – who must also disguise the fact that her son was gay – although it prompts some comic interludes with the resident lothario and a translator. Made on a tiny budget, Cambodian expat Hong Khaou’s debut feature is suffused with subtlety, and boasts magnetic performances by its two leads.

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Critical reaction:
  • LILTING is bittersweet tale of love and loss, differences and understandings; all beautifully captured to create a truly charming piece.

    Ben Kelly, ATTITUDE

  • an affecting, intelligent, unapologetically downbeat feature debut.

    Jonathan Romney, THE GUARDIAN