With Love, Lilly

With Love, Lilly

Lilly is a rather naïve and lonely woman who lives in the countryside. She is 35 and divides her time between caring for her elderly father and her work in a poultry slaughterhouse. Despite her moving charm, she lacks a man in her life. She is, however, looking hard and keeps meeting new candidates at encounters arranged in a friend’s hotel. Until the day she falls for a handsome pianist. An important example of Sadilova’s “female realism,” With Love, Lilly is one Russian woman’s quest for true love and happiness, told in a documentary style with amateur actors.

Larisa Sadilova - Biography
A film director, scriptwriter, actress, and co-founder of the Regional Public Fund for Cinema Support, Larisa Sadilova was born in 1963 in Bryansk. After graduating from the VGIK, she made her screen acting debut in 1984. Her directorial debut was the black-and-white Happy Birthday! (1998), which won numerous festival awards. Her success was consolidated by her second film, With Love, Lilly, which won a Tiger Award in Rotterdam, among other prizes. In 2005 she made Babysitter Required, which received a Special Mention at the Kinotavr festival in Sochi.

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