Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lilting



2014 British Feature

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei Pei, Andrew Leung, Morven Christie, Naomi Christie and Peter Bowles
Director/Writer: Hong Khaou

Synopsis:
Following the death of his partner Kai, Richard seeks to remain connected to him by visiting Kai's Cambodian-born mother in a nearby nursing home, despite the fact that she doesn't speak English or approve of their relationship.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 82% / Audience: 80%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 61% / Audience: 6.0%
  • Movie Dearest rating: B-

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • BAFTA Award nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Khaou).
  • British Independent Film Award for Best Achievement in Production and Best Actress (Cheng).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award for World Cinema - Dramatic.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Feature film debut of writer/director Hong Khaou, who has said the film was visually inspired by Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love.

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