Larisa SADILOVA
Лариса САДИЛОВА
Larissa SADILOVA
Russia, 2002, 98mn 
Colour, fiction
S lyubovyu, Lilya
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С любовью, Лиля

 

 With Love, Lily

 Amoureusement, Lilia

Other titles : S Ljubov'ju.Lilja
 
Directed by : Larisa SADILOVA (Лариса САДИЛОВА)
Writing credits : Larisa SADILOVA (Лариса САДИЛОВА), Gennadi SIDOROV (Геннадий СИДОРОВ)
 
Cast
Valentina BEREZUTSKAIA (Валентина БЕРЕЗУЦКАЯ) ...Tante de Lilia
Murad IBRAGIMBEKOV (Мурад ИБРАГИМБЕКОВ)
Gennadi SIDOROV (Геннадий СИДОРОВ)
Viktor URALSKY (Виктор УРАЛЬСКИЙ)
Marina ZUBANOVA (Марина ЗУБАНОВА) ...Lilia
 
Cinematography : Anatoli PETRIGA (Анатолий ПЕТРИГА)
Production design : Oleg UKHOV (Олег УХОВ)
Sound : Kirill VASILENKO (Кирилл ВАСИЛЕНКО)
Produced by : Gennadi SIDOROV (Геннадий СИДОРОВ)
Companies : Regional'Nyi Obshchestvennyi Fond Podderzhki Kino
Release Date in Russia : 2003
 

Awards :
Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2003
Grand Prix, Warsaw International Film Festival, 2003

Plot synopsis
Lilja, a naïve and solitary young lady of 35 years old, lives in a provincial town in Russia. She lives with her elderly father, and works in a poultry abattoir. In spite of her disarming charm, she has no man in her life. There is no shortage of attempts at a relationship, but they never lead to anything. One day, a famous pianist gives a concert in the town. Lilja immediately falls for his charms. She fully intends to move heaven and earth to seduce him. But, of course, things don’t go quite as she hopes… With her almost documentary approach, the director manages to make a number of situations and characters very plausible, and particularly the lead role.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Prague International Film Festival : Febiofest, Prague (Czech Republic), 2010
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2010
- Brussels European Film Festival : FFFB, Brussels (Belgium), 2008
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2006
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2003
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2003
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2003