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Lillian, an emigrant stranded in New York City, decides to walk back to her native Russia. She resolutely starts out on the long journey. A road movie straight across the USA into the freezing temperatures of Alaska. The chronicle of a slow disappearance.
|Language spoken:||English, German|
|Cinematographer(s):||Andreas Horvath, Sonja Aufderklamm|
|Key cast:||Patrycja Planik|
May 20, 2019Cannes (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
«A de-accelerated road movie»
When her attempt to establish herself in New York fails, Lillian resolves to head back home to Russia. She sets off west on foot, crossing the American mainland to the Bering Strait, where Russia and the USA almost physically touch and where the dividing line between two days is drawn. Andreas Horvath’s LILLIAN traverses the layers of the continent as it follows the trail of a lonely wanderer in a road movie which appears to transcend forwards and backwards motion.
LILLIAN: «A fascinating walk through a mysterious land.»
The Austrian photographer and director combines his knowledge of the American Midwest and the Yukon in an enigmatic road movie — never was a term more descriptive — that is at once a portrait of female spirit and determination and a reflection on the loneliness at the heart of America today, wrote Deborah Young of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. more reviews