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LiltingThe movie is about Richard’s story. He trying to connect Kai’s mother with the world after Kai’s death. Kai’s mother is a Cambodian Chinese who doesn’t know anything about English. Kai is the connection between Kai’s mother and the world without saying with her that he is a gay.Keywords:
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Directors of "Lilting"Hong KhaouBirthdate: 22 October 1975, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Creators of "Lilting"Hong KhaouBirthdate: 22 October 1975, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Critic Reviews of "Lilting"Boston GlobeOctober 16, 2014
A more fitting title for the film would be "Limping."Minneapolis Star TribuneOctober 16, 2014
If "Lilting" was a play, it would run for months.Washington PostOctober 16, 2014
It is, as the title suggests, sweet - but also slight.San Francisco ChronicleOctober 16, 2014
Guilt hangs over "Lilting," a suffocating haze so thick that it permeates every unspoken, non-understood word between characters trying to traverse a frustrating gulf of language and grief.Philadelphia InquirerOctober 10, 2014
Hong, who makes his feature debut here, has a masterful command of rhythm, beautifully weaving each strand of the narrative around that momentous opening scene.Los Angeles TimesOctober 02, 2014
Despite a strong start, the filmmaker doesn't exactly know where to go with it. Still, there are moments before things get away from him that are captivating to watch and lovely to listen to, lilting.The Film StageFebruary 26, 2016
Khaou carefully constructs each scene for maximum impact-intentional repetition expressing the experience's ever-changing evolution.Tiny Mix TapesSeptember 29, 2015
[Lilting] wears its heart on its sleeve, but without bleeding too much, and is overly square and precise, but also a welcome reprieve from the irony-prone fair that most often fills our cinemas.FILMINK (Australia)May 27, 2015
Lilting offers no quick fixes to its characters' tragedy, but its narrative will resonate.East Bay ExpressOctober 17, 2014
Lilting stars wilting from its very first scene.ReviewExpress.comOctober 16, 2014
A quiet chamber piece that reflects on family, communication, grief and misunderstanding.OregonianOctober 09, 2014
Khaou insists on sticking with a glacial pace and lip-trembling emotional repression when a little bit of melodrama might have gone a long way.
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