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Lilting 2013 15

United Kingdom

Ben Whishaw stars in this intimate portrait of two strangers brought together by tragedy. Reeling from the death of his lover Kai, Richard (Ben Whishaw) reaches out to Kai’s mother Junn (Crouching Tiger’s Cheng Pei Pei), a Chinese-Cambodian woman who has never assimilated in London. Despite Junn’s ignorance of her late son’s sexuality and a deep distrust of Richard, the pair forge an uneasy bond and shared understanding.

This delicate and tenderly played drama was produced under the auspices of the Microwave film scheme (supported by the BFI), and went on to win Best Cinematography at Sundance Film Festival before being selected as the opening film of BFI Flare 2014.

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Featuring

Andrew Leung

Cheng Pei Pei

Ben Whishaw

Genres

Drama

Collection

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents BFI Flare presents Chinese Britain on Film Chinese Voices Features

Certificate

15 Very strong language

Released

2013

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Lilting Productions

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