Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Lilya 4-Ever" (2002, Dir: Lukas Moodysson)

Harrowing, powerful and consistently compelling with magnificent performances, especially by the luminous Oksana Akinshina in the lead and the touching Artyom Bogucharsky in support. Films overall impact is blunted slightly by some late-in-the-film dream sequences that are obtrusive and incongruous. Ending could have left more to audience imagination than it already does. Still, a truly worthwhile watch.

Grade: A-


Dame James Henry said...

Hey, I made that copy of "My Life to Live" for you. I tried to tell you on Facebook but for some reason your profile doesn't appear under my friends list. Email or IM me and let me know how I can get it to you.

Slayton said...

My e-mail address is

And sorry, I deleted everyone off my Facebook friendslist that I hadn't met in person - so please don't take it personally!

Thanks SO much!!!!!!!