For a movie thats rife with clichés,
Lila Says is shockingly refreshing.
Its the story of a beautiful blonde girl who
moves into a mostly Muslim
neighborhood in France. Lila (Vahina
Giocante) can only show her affection by
telling Chimo (Mohammed Khouas)
elaborate stories about her imaginary
sexual adventures. The confused Chimo
is torn between his romantic feelings for
Lila and his neer-do-well friends, who
prefer robbery and rape to love and
flowers. Of course, everything goes wrong
for everybody, but not before a series of
enchanting scenes capture perfectly the
incompetence of young love.