About Lilya 4-Ever

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This incredibly moving film tells the story of a poverty stricken Russian teen who is abandoned by her mother, leaving her in the care of a conniving aunt. Circumstances force Lilya to move out of the house and into shabby quarters nearby. When Lilya’s schoolmates start to spread lies about her, her only source of comfort is a street kid with whom she builds a fraternal relationship. Lilya proves an easy mark for a local pimp who promises her a life of prosperity. (35mm presentation)

Russian and Swedish languages with English subtitles.

This series is sponsored by College of Arts and Humanities Institute, Themester, Center for the Study of Global Change, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Global Migration specialist and activist Stepanka Korytova.

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