Directed by: Claude Miller
Stars: Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Language: French | Subtitles: English
Country: France | Dvdrip
Also known as: La petite Lili, Die kleine Lili
Description: Celebrated actress Mado (Nicole Garcia) is spending her summer holidays in lush lakeside Brittany with her older brother Simon (Jean-Pierre Marielle), her aspiring experimental filmmaker son Julien, (Robinson Stevenin) and her lover Brice (Bernard Giraudeau), the director of her most recent film. Julien is in love with sexy local nymph Lili (Ludivine Sagnier), who sneaks away from her conservative father to spend time with him and his circle. Although she finds Julien endearing, the ambitious Lili sets her sights on the accomplished Brice, who is not indifferent to her sultry charms. In a smattering of ensemble scenes revolving around the open-air meal table and one-on-ones in the dappled forest or inside the rambling house, the characters work out their relationships. The final ‘act,’ set five years later, reunites the whole cast in the shooting of a film based on that same summer, directed by Julien and starring Lili, now a hot young actress. The imaginative film-within-a-film denouement beautifully intimates the healing power of artistic expression.