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Ziad Doueiri, Lila Says



Lebanese-born, American-trained (but now considered a French filmmaker) Ziad Doueiri's film Lila Says, his French-language adaptation of a controversial erotic novel, proves that sex, teenage lust (or love) and a stunning new star are all you really need to score with your second feature film. Intense, friendly and a bundle of energy - exactly what you'd expect from someone who spent years with Quentin Tarantino as a camera operator on his movies - Doueiri wasn't fazed by the sexually explicit talk of his provocative heroine. Lila, a 16-year-old blonde who has moved into an Arab neighborhood in Marseille, entrances the virginal teenage youth who will eventually write his memoir of their encounter, called, naturally enough, Lila Says. But Doveiri was stymied trying to find the actress to play Lila - until literally weeks before filming he discovered Vahina Giocante whose sultry performance has drawn favorable comparisons to Brigitte Bardot's memorable breakthrough a half-century ago in And God Created Woman.
 

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