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Aro Recommended Lilting

 

UK 2014, 86 minutes
Dir. Hong Khaou
In English, Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Gay Cinema

Topics: Indigenous & Race Relations.

 

Aroview: In the wake of the sudden passing of a young Anglo-Chinese man, his gay lover (Ben Whishaw) is compelled to connect with his widowed mother, a gesture fraught with barriers of culture, privacy and language.

When he enlists the services of a Chinese translator, the film largely dispenses with subtitles and offers a uniquely intimate understanding of his frustration, resulting in a moving and memorable performance from Whishaw, and the film as a whole.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
 

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