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Lilya 4-ever

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Set in a dismal suburb somewhere in Russia, this is the story of a teenage girl named Lilya (Oksana Akinshina) whose best friend is a glue-sniffing street urchin, Volodya (Artyom Bogucharsky), and whose mother has recently run away to live in the USA, abandoning her. Eager to start a new life, Lilya is excited when her new boyfriend, Andrei (Pavel Ponommaryov), asks her to move to Sweden with him, but she doesn't get what she bargained for when she gets there, in this bleak story mired in the gloom of deceit, prostitution, rape and suicide.

Persons of interest

  • Oksana Akinshina .... Lilja
  • Artyom Bogucharsky .... Volodya
  • Lyubov Agapova .... Lilja's Mother
  • Liliya Shinkaryova .... Aunt Anna
  • Elina Benenson .... Natasha
  • Pavel Ponomaryov .... Andrei
  • Tomas Neumann .... Witek
  • Tõnu Kark .... Sergei
  • Lukas Moodysson .... Screenwriter
  • Lukas Moodysson .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Awards and film festivals:
    • European Film Awards 2002: Nominated: European Film Award Best Actress (Oksana Akinshina)
    • Best Film (Lars Jönsson)
    • Gijón International Film Festival 2002: Best Actress (Oksana Akinshina); Grand Prix Asturias - Best Feature (Lukas Moodysson); Special Prize of the Young Jury - Best Feature (Lukas Moodysson)
    • Guldbagge Awards 2003: Best Actress (Oksana Akinshina); Best Cinematography (Ulf Brantås); Best Direction (Lukas Moodysson); Best Film (Lars Jönsson); Best Screenplay (Lukas Moodysson); Nominated: Guldbagge Best Actor (Artyom Bogucharsky)
    • Nordic Council 2002: Nominated: Film Prize Lukas Moodysson, Lars Jönsson
    • Stockholm International Film Festival 2003: Canal+ Award (Oksana Akinshina); FIPRESCI Award - Honorable Mention (Lukas Moodysson)
  • Lilya 4-ever QuickTime movie trailers
  • NB: English, German, Russian and Swedish languages with English language subtitles
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Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (High level violence, adult themes, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

109 minutes (1:49 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 August 2003 - Sydney
Film: 21 August 2003 - Melbourne

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