Lilting

Lilting

Directed by Hong Khaou • 2014 • United Kingdom
Starring Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-pei, Andrew Leung

Set in contemporary London, LILTING features intensely moving performances by martial-arts legend Cheng Pei Pei as Junn, a Cambodian-Chinese mother grieving the untimely death of her only son, and Ben Whishaw as her son’s lover, Richard. Set in her old-fashioned ways and not fully adjusted to the foreign culture she lives in, Junn finds her fragile world disrupted by Richard’s appearance. His attempts to communicate are first met with rejection and distrust—until Vann (Naomi Christie), a young translator hired by Richard, helps piece together the tender memories of the man they both loved. Graceful, moving, and humorous, LILTING explores the ways in which loss can bring us together even when cultures and generations set us far apart.

Lilting
  • Lilting

    Directed by Hong Khaou • 2014 • United Kingdom
    Starring Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-pei, Andrew Leung

    Set in contemporary London, LILTING features intensely moving performances by martial-arts legend Cheng Pei Pei as Junn, a Cambodian-Chinese mother grieving the untimely death of her only son, and Be...