Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Hong Khaou’s Lilting following its Sundance world premiere.

The distributor plans a late summer release and negotiated the deal with Protagonist Pictures, which is screening the film at the EFM.

Artificial Eye holds UK rights and Transmission Films will distribute in Australia.

Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei star in the drama about a grieving Cambodian-Chinese mother who bonds with her late son’s boyfriend.

Lilting won the best cinematography prize in the World Dramatic Narrative section at Sundance.