The opening film of this year’s London LGBT Film Festival, Lilting tells the moving story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is disrupted further by the appearance of his ex-partner (Ben Whishaw) and 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 realise that while they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief.
A touching, intimate film about love, loss, communication and culture, Lilting features rousing performances from its leads Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei and has announced director Hong Khaou as a brave new voice in independent British cinema.
Described by Sight & Sound as "A tender, potent study of loss and loneliness in fly-by-night London," and by CineVue as a film that "looks set to linger on in the memory of those who seek it out for weeks, months and perhaps even years to come," Lilting will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray on 29th September 2014 by Artificial Eye at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £19.99 for the Blu-ray.
Extra features will include:
- Interviews with cast
- Deleted scene