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Monday, February 13, 2017

A TENTATIVE CIRCLING TOWARD UNDERSTANDING

Hunkered down and in semi-hibernation, so I have no excuses left to continue to avoid writing my first Reel of the New Year. Also if I can avoid looking out the window at the 18+ inches of snow, it's a win-win. I also need a little "kitten" time away from the daily battle of activism.

This weeks Reel is 2014's "LILTING"


When Kai (Andrew Leung) , a young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, his mother Junn (Pei Pei Cheung) struggles to adjust to her new life in an assisted Living facility. When Richard (Ben Whishaw), Kai's lover of 4 years comes to visit Junn, she is reluctant, confused but also curious about his motives. Junn sees Richard as an interloper and the reason her son had been distant before his death. Richard, still grieving his lover's death, seeks connection and feels an obligation to Junn and to Kai's memory. Richard and Junn must find a way past, not only a language barrier, but also Junn's pain and her dawning realization that she only really knew about a very small part of her son's life.

"LILTING" is a story of love, compassion and understanding how the human condition connects us all. Although I am a closure,  happy ending, please tie up all the loose ends type person and "LILTING" lacked all that.  I loved it for it's warmth and truthful story telling.  If you are not a fan of sub-titles, soldier through anyway.  It's well worth it!

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