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Lilting: SOLD OUT


Sat Dec 6 2014, 2:00pm
Fri Dec 12 2014, 7:00pm

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: R21

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The sudden death of Kai forces his Cambodian-Chinese mother Junn (Cheng Pei Pei) and gay partner Richard (Ben Whishaw) to finally find a common ground – grief and love – and connect with each other despite the language barrier. A mediator and translator, Vann, also helps to smooth an already prickly relationship.

A touching and affecting film by first-time director Hong Khaou, who is British and himself of Cambodian-Chinese heritage. While the film is not heavily autobiographical, Hong draws parallels between Junn and his own mother, who also does not speak English and has not fully assimilated into her adopted country.

Made on a modest budget, under a mentorship scheme for first-time feature directors, Lilting is anchored by strong performances by Chinese film legend Cheng and Whishaw (Perfume, Cloud Atlas).