What would you do if the only person that could help comfort you from the sudden death of a loved one spoke an entirely different language than you? That’s the dilemma facing the main characters of Lilting, as Junn, an old Chinese woman, and Richard, the English boyfriend of her late son, must try to overcome their inability to communicate—and their dislike of one another—in order to deal with their grief and honor their memories. The winner of the Cinematography Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival , the first feature film by Cambodian director Hong Khaou teams British actor and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, I’m Not There) with acclaimed Chinese actress Pei-Pei Cheng (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) in this delicate yet memorable tale of how love has the power to overcome that which gets lost in translation.
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Language: English and Mandarin
Director: Hong Khaou
Screenwriter: Hong Khaou
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Pei-Pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Naomi Christie, Morven Christie