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also known as Little Lili

La petite Lili2003

  • 3.5
Ludivine Sagnier stars as Lili, the love and muse of an idealistic young filmmaker in this modern adaptation of Chekov’s classic play The Seagull. The story revolves around Mado, a movie-star past her prime who owns an elegant chateau in the serene French countryside. Mado’s lover Brice is a successful director who continues to cast Mado in his films. Her son Julien, an aspiring filmmaker, despises his "sell-out" mother, but at the same time yearns for her approval. Lili, Julien's girlfriend (and lead actress), is intent on escaping the lowly life of a poor country girl and dreams of stardom.

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French drama and Chekhov what a sexy ambitious mix. This is a beautiful film about us and about mirrors and the mirrors are reflecting on themselves, like a circle of them all facing each other, revolving round. . Highly poetic. 5 Stars in my book.

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French drama and Chekhov what a sexy ambitious mix. This is a beautiful film about us and about mirrors and the mirrors are reflecting on themselves, like a circle of them all facing each other, revolving round. . Highly poetic. 5 Stars in my book.

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All about some sex-y, hungry people - just like the rest of us, but I didn't find much love-liness there. Somehow, Lili herself didn't quite click for me. The initial "screening" was an attempt to portray her depth, but I didn't find much there. The film seemed well cast, but I found myself more comfortable with the old folks. I'm 81. (Note: I wanted to give it three AND A HALF stars. )

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edgy, puzzling, nervous/anxious, calming, ugly, very beautiful.................

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Nice, elegant French flick with Chekhovian overtones.

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loved it really_everyone in it is great love Lili & Jeanne-Marie_& Julien even Julien's mother Mado everyone is so good in this_& the film within the film is really special_it's hard being real sometimes especially if $$ depends on it

Disheartening, pretentious attempt to paint over Chekhov. Sagnier is compelling, talented and has a work ethic. Many other very good and great actors in this effort. Otherwise, like watching the sausage being made. Suggestions: Sagnier in 'Huit Femmes', 'Les Bien-Aimes'.