Lilya-4-Ever


"A hard-hitting, dark and tragic story that rarely lets up."
-- Gunnar Rehlin, VARIETY

"By the end of the film, our hearts will burn and break for Lilya."
-- Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf."
-- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

"Lilya is portrayed by Oksana Akinshina, who gives a dynamic, heartbreaking performance."
-- V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST

"Akinshina, a gorgeous and extraordinarily poised young actress, can switch in a flash from wounded kid to jaded know-it-all."
-- Carla Meyer, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Moodysson, a former poet, directs with an accomplished mix of lyricism and grit."
-- Michael Rechtshaffen, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Moodysson has an impressive ability to show the world from the perspective of children, and to elicit naturalistic performances from his youthful actors."
-- Tom Dawson, BBCI FILMS

"Lukas Moodysson brings us yet another amazingly realistic and engaging drama about society punctuated with both humor and grittiness."
-- Rich Cline, FILM THREAT

"Uncompromising, but its chronicle of a young innocent's ordeal is a hauntingly vivid experience."
-- Kevin Lally, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL