Lilting Trailers

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Original title Lilting
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2014
Production Country
Directors Hong Khaou
Cast Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-Pei, Andrew Leung, Morven Christie, Naomi Christie, Peter Bowles, Shane Salter, Leila Wong
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye


Lilting is a touching, intimate film about finding the things which bring us together. Set in contemporary London, 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. 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 realize that whilst they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief.