รางวัล:Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4
BAFTA Awards 2015
BAFTA Film Award
Debut by a British Writer, Director
Film Awards 2014
British Independent Film Award
Achievement in Production
Douglas Hickox Award
Sundance Film Festival 2014
Set in contemporary London, a Cambodian Chinese mother
is mourning the untimely death of her son, when her
world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a
stranger. With no common language they struggle to
connect. Gradually, with the help of a translator, they
piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly
and find solace in their grief.
Nominated for a BAFTA award for Outstanding Debut by a
British Writer, Director or Producer for director Hong
Lilting is a 2014 British drama film written and
directed by Cambodian-born British director Hong Khaou,
whose short film, Spring, was selected for Sundance and
Berlinale film festival 2011. It is produced by Dominic
Buchanan, whose debut film Gimme The Loot had its World
Premiere at SXSW in March 2012 and went on to win the
Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature.
The film had its world premiere on 16 January 2014, on
Day One of the Sundance Film Festival, at which it
competed in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. It
won the Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic at
the festival. The film had a theatrical release in UK on
8 August 2014 and released on September 26, 2014 in
The script, original titled Lilting the Past, won third
spot in the 2011 Brit List, a list of the best
unproduced British screenplays.
The film was one of three films greenlit by Microwave in
early 2012. A casting call was later released
for the three of the lead roles, later filled by
Cheng Pei-pei and Andrew Leung.
Filming began in November 2012. Director Khaou has said
the film will be visually inspired by Wong Kar-wai''s In
the Mood for Love.
During production, as part of the Microwave scheme,
Michael Winterbottom mentored writer/director Khaou,
while producer Buchanan was mentored by Ken Marshall,
producer of London to Brighton, Filth and Song for
Marion. As with all Microwave films, the budget was
£120,000. It is the first bi-lingual film to be made
under the Microwave scheme.