WriterJulien Boivent, Anton Chekhov, Claude Miller Release date27 August 2003 ScreenplayClaude Miller, Julien Boivent CastNicole Garcia (Mado), Robinson Stévenin (Julien), Ludivine Sagnier (Lili), Bernard Giraudeau (Brice), Jean-Pierre Marielle (Simon), Julie Depardieu (Jeanne Marie) Similar moviesDirected by Claude Miller, Ludivine Sagnier movies, Dramas
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 into their relationships, including that between a young man, Julien, and a local girl, Lili. Lili uses the opportunity to work her way into the cinematic world. She transfers her attentions from Julien to his mother's lover, an established filmmaker, who takes Lili on a trip to Paris.
A few years later Julien has become a filmmaker himself. His first film is inspired by the holiday with Lili. Lili, who is by now an established actress, learns about it and works herself into its cast, becoming the star of the production. However she does not resume her personal relationship with Julien, who remains faithful to his wife and young daughter.
Nicole Garcia - Mado Marceaux
Bernard Giraudeau - Brice
Jean-Pierre Marielle - Simon Marceaux
Ludivine Sagnier - Lili
Robinson Stévenin - Julien Marceaux
Julie Depardieu - Jeanne-Marie
Yves Jacques - Serge
Anne Le Ny - Léone
Marc Betton - Guy
Michel Piccoli - Actor Who Plays Simon
Maylie Del Piero
Mathieu Grondin - Julien-Acteur
Louise Boisvert - Actress Who Plays Léone
Awards and nominations
Cannes Film Festival (France)
Nominated: Golden Palm (Claude Miller)
Chicago Film Festival (USA)
Won: Silver Hugo - Best Female Performance (Ludivine Sagnier)
César Awards (France)
Won: Best Actress – Supporting Role (Julie Depardieu)
Won: Most Promising Actress (Julie Depardieu)
Nominated: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Jean-Pierre Marielle)