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Pei-pei Cheng stars in drama 'Lilting' screening opening night at Sundance

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Veteran Chinese actress Pei-pei Cheng ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") stars in "Lilting" premiering opening night in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival on January 16.

Described as a "quiet and spare meditation" on the path to connection between two human souls, "Lilting" reveals that what separates us can also bind us together.

Here's the Sundance Synopsis:

The sudden death of a young London man named Kai leaves his headstrong Chinese-Cambodian mother, Junn, and his boyfriend, Richard, each in a personal and profound state of grief. Feeling a strong sense of responsibility toward Kai’s only family member, Richard reaches out to Junn, who has been biding time in an assisted-living home. Though Junn speaks little English, her dislike of Richard is plain, and she meets him with stony resistance. Since they share no common language, Richard hires a translator to facilitate communication, and the two improbable relatives attempt to reach across a chasm of misunderstanding through their memories of Kai.

An expert swordswoman, Cheng is best remembered for her performance in the seminal 1966 King Hu wuxia film "Come Drink with Me" and as Jade Fox in Ang Lee's 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

The cast of "Lilting" includes Ben Whishaw, Pei-pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Naomi Christie, and Morven Christie.

"Lilting" is the feature film debut of director Hong Khaou.

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Source: Sundance Film Festival


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