In today's London, a Cambodian Chinese mother grieves for her son's untimely death. Her world suddenly is disturbed by the presence of a stranger. We observe their difficulties trying to communicate with each other without a common language. Through a translator, they share the memories of the man whom they both loved and realize that while they do not share a language, they share their sorrow. Lilting is a nice, intimate movie about finding the things that bring us together. Kulturdelen's Sandra Wallin believes that it "is a movie for those who do not fear a slow pace and a volatile narrative. If you have the needed dedication, you will ultimately be rewarded with a happy mood and a sense of well-being. "