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Lilting Review

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Mourning her son's death, June (Pei-Pei) reacts unfavourably to the entreaties of his boyfriend, Richard (Whishaw). Slowly, though, their boundaries are broken down.

★★★★

Cosily blending conversation and recollection, this record of a gay Londoner’s friendship with the mother of his deceased Chinese-Cambodian lover switches between low-key realism, subtle ethereality and gentle romantic and culture-clash comedy. Intimate, delicate and delightful.

A mature and moving debut feature from Cambodian director Hong Khaou with strong turns from Whishaw and Pei-Pei.