Movies From the Hat 7 – #34 – Abbi’s Pick – Lilting (2014)

This is my 3979th Review

Thanks to  Abbi of AbbiOsbiton for this recommendation.

Here are her thoughts on the film.

“Through plenty of crying, I’ve learnt to be content that I won’t always be happy, secure in my loneliness, hopeful that I will be able to cope. Every year on Christmas Day I get very lonely. An incredible feeling of solitude. On this day, everything has stood still, even the trees have stopped rustling, but I’m still moving, I want to move, but I have nothing to move to, and nowhere to go. The scars beneath my skin suddenly surface and I get scared. Scared of being alone.” – Junn

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Apr 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A young British man travels to a nursing home in order to help out an old Chinese woman despite the fact that they do not speak the same language.

My Take on it – I knew absolutely nothing about this film when Abbi suggested it and that is truly the best way to go into this kind of film.

That actually makes reviewing it even harder because I don’t want to reveal too much (even what we learn close to the start).

The story is a very charming one about two people who seemingly have no cultural connections trying to help one another through a difficult time in their life.

The problem is that they don’t speak the same language so communication is difficult to say the least.

Liked the way that the characters begin to form a kinship as the story moves along and how they slowly reveal important information  little by little.

As we start to understand the whole story, things get even more interesting to watch.

The way that they show how revelation of secrets can make things easier to express emotions works quite well here.

This film moves along quite slowly and is dialogue heavy yet, worth the watch because it is done so well.

Bottom Line – Such a hard film to review without giving so much away. Very charming story about two people who have a connection yet don’t speak the same language despite both needing to deal with grief.  Liked the way that they feel a kinship despite not all of the information being revealed to us from the beginning and as things slowly become apparent, the story gets better and better.  Loved the way that they show how the revelation of secrets can help people connect even better. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Filmed in 3 weeks. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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