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

Little Lili
Directed byClaude Miller
Written byJulien Boivent
Anton Chekhov
Claude Miller
Produced byAnnie Miller
StarringLudivine Sagnier
Jean-Pierre Marielle
CinematographyGérard de Battista
Edited byVéronique Lange
Release date
27 August 2003
Running time
104 minutes
Budget$5.8 million [1]
Box office$3.1 million [2]


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.


Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Cannes Film Festival (France)
  • 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)
    • Nominated: Best Director (Claude Miller)


  1. ^ "La Petite Lili (2003) - JPBox-Office".
  2. ^ "La petite Lili 2004 Re-release".
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Little Lili". Retrieved 2009-11-05.

External linksEdit

Little Lili (La petite Lili) at IMDb