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La Petite Lili Details

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Anton Chekhov's The Seagull receives an updated adaptation in this drama from veteran French filmmaker Claude Miller. Mado (Nicole Garcia) is a successful actress who is spending the summer at her country estate with her boyfriend, Brice (Bernard Giraudeau), a noted filmmaker who directed her latest picture. Also staying with Mado is her son, Julien (Robinson Stévenin), a budding experimental filmmaker with a combustible personality who is infatuated with Lili (Ludivine Sagnier), a beautiful young woman whose family lives nearby. Lili is attentive but cool around Julien, who doesn't pay much heed to the attentions of Jeanne-Marie (Julie Depardieu), the daughter of Mado's caretaker (Marc Betton) who has long held a torch for him. When Julien screens his latest film for Mado and her guests, it leads to a bitter argument between the two as her criticism of her son's work devolves into a series of personal attacks on one another. As Julien threatens to sever ties with his mother, Lili courts the attentions of Brice, while Jeanne-Marie defends Julien's work with little reaction from him. La Petite Lili received its world premiere at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 12, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Julie Depardieu Best Female Newcomer 2003 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Julie Depardieu Best Supporting Actress 2003 Winner
Chicago International Film Festival Ludivine Sagnier Best Actress 2003 Winner

Crew

Claude Miller
Director
Claude Miller
Screenwriter
Julien Boivent
Screenwriter
Anton Chekhov
Play Author
Gerard de Battista
Cinematographer
Véronique Lange
Editor
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
Art Director
Denise Robert
Co-producer
Daniel Louis
Co-producer
Christine Gozlan
Associate Producer
Sylvestre Guarino
Executive Producer
Jacqueline Bouchard
Costume Designer
Claude La Haye
Sound/Sound Designer
Denis Bergonhe
First Assistant Director
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