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Details
Runtime 86min
Director Hong Khaou
Cast Morven Christie, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Pei-pei Cheng, Naomi Christie
Country UK
Year 2014
BBFC Guide Very strong language
Language English, Mandarin with English subtitles
Subtitled N
Film Festival

Queer East: Lilting

Queer East: Lilting
Description

Lilting is a drama about the relationship that develops between a man’s partner and mother after his untimely death. When Kai (Andrew Leung) dies, his long-term partner Richard (Ben Whishaw) reaches out to his mother Junn (Cheng Pei-Pei), whom he never met while Kai was alive. With Richard speaking only English and Junn Cambodian Chinese, communication becomes a challenge. But with the help of a translator, Richard attempts to build a connection that will help them both deal with their loss. Despite cultural and generational barriers, they piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly, and realise they are connected in their grief. Lilting is the assured, deeply moving debut feature of Cambodian-born British filmmaker Hong Khaou.

 

Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival which aims to showcase queer cinema about East and Southeast Asia and echoing Brent’s strong Asian affiliations.

 

Special £5 tickets for Brent residents are supported by Brent 2020 Culture Fund. With additional support from Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

 

 


TIMINGS

Screening Times

Key
CC = Closed Captions
AD = Audio Described
C&B = Carers & Babies
FF = Film Festival
FAM = Family Screening

Details
Runtime 86min
Director Hong Khaou
BBFC Guide Very strong language
Year 2014
Cast Morven Christie, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Pei-pei Cheng, Naomi Christie
Country UK
Language English, Mandarin with English subtitles
Subtitled N
Film Festival

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