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Little Lili

Little Lili
Directed by Claude Miller
Produced by Annie Miller
Written by Julien Boivent
Anton Chekhov
Claude Miller
Starring Ludivine Sagnier
Cinematography Gérard de Battista
Editing by Véronique Lange
Release date(s) 27 August 2003
Running time 104 minutes
Country France
Language French

Little Lili (French: La petite Lili) is a 2003 French film by French director Claude Miller. The film stars Ludivine Sagnier, Bernard Giraudeau, Nicole Garcia, Julie Depardieu and Jean-Pierre Marielle.


The plot is based on the 1896 stage play The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.

A group of cinematics spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the opportunity to work her way into the cinematic world, and for which she swaps her young friend for his mother's lover. This settled filmmaker takes Lili on a trip to Paris.

A few years later the young man has become a filmmaker himself. His first film is inspired by the mentioned holiday. Lili, by now an actress, learns about it and works herself in a refined way into its cast. Ending up as the star of this production. No more than that, for the young filmmaker remains faithful to his wife and young daughter.


Awards and nominations

  • César Awards (France)
    • Won: Best Actress – Supporting Role (Julie Depardieu)
    • Won: Most Promising Actress (Julie Depardieu)
    • Nominated: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Jean-Pierre Marielle)
    • Nominated: Best Director (Claude Miller)


External links

Internet Movie Database

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