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Lilting 2013 15

United Kingdom Director. Hong Khaou

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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Directed by

Hong Khaou


Naomi Christie

Morven Christie

Andrew Leung

Cheng Pei Pei

Ben Whishaw




Chinese Britain on Film BFI Flare presents Best Films Of 2014 Best of BAFTA Chinese Voices Features


15 Very strong language




United Kingdom



Production company

Lilting Productions

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