Lilting Poster

Release Date: September 26th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
In London, a Cambodian mother mourns her son as she struggles to connect with someone.

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Peter Bowles, Pei-Pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Naomi Christie

Director: Hong Khaou

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Strand Releasing

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  • Hong, who makes his feature debut here, has a masterful command of rhythm, beautifully weaving each strand of the narrative around that momentous opening scene. show more

  • Khaou’s film features masterful performances from Whishaw and Cheng, whose dialogue is somehow intensified, rather than diluted, through the third-party voice of the translator. But some emotions, the film suggests, are impossible to adequately articulate in any language. show more

  • Delicate and unhurried almost to a fault, though also hauntingly sexy and even humorous at times. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)