Claude Miller – La petite Lili (2003)
A contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull set around catty, jealous and precocious film industry types.
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, is intent on escaping the lowly life of a poor country girl and dreams of stardom. When Julien screens his new DV art-film starring Lili, the delicate peace in their house begins to unravel.
Subtitles:EN, NL, ESP, IT