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    Ava

    Directed by Léa Mysius
    France | 105 minutes | New Voices New Visions

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    Ava

    Directed by Léa Mysius
    France | 105 minutes | New Voices New Visions

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    Ava

    Directed by Léa Mysius
    France | 105 minutes | New Voices New Visions

  • View Trailer

    Ava

    Directed by Léa Mysius
    France | 105 minutes | New Voices New Visions

  • View Trailer

    Ava

    Directed by Léa Mysius
    France | 105 minutes | New Voices New Visions

  

HONORABLE MENTION: New Voices/New Visions Jury Honorable Mention for Exceptional Direction - Lea Mysius

Thirteen-year-old Ava’s summer vacation gains a new urgency when she learns she is rapidly going blind. In the face of creeping darkness, she squeezes in all the life she can, rebelling against her mother, stealing a dog, and becoming romantically entangled with a mysterious beach rat, sending her on an unpredictable journey of self-realization.

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film synopsis

Navigating girlhood can be difficult, but for 13-year-old Ava it’s about to get whole lot trickier. While lazing away her summer vacation on the Atlantic coast with her mother and baby sister, Ava learns she is rapidly going blind. Facing a world of creeping blackness, Ava urgently claims as much of her own light as she can. She rebels against her inattentive mother, steals a dog, and becomes romantically entangled with a mysterious beach rat, sending her on an unpredictable and perilous journey of self-realization.

Acclaimed short filmmaker Léa Mysius’s debut feature is a glittering, audacious coming-of-age story that reframes adolescence in urgent and intoxicating ways. Fans of Mysius’s compatriot director Catherine Breillat will recognize the sensually liberated firebrand of a lead character, who also retains a young teen’s playful mischief. Shot on gorgeous 35mm film, Ava features a fearless, sun-drenched lead performance by newcomer Noée Abita, and heralds Mysius as an uncompromising new cinematic voice.

Winner: Palm Dog Jury Prize, SADC Award Best Feature, Cannes

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: French (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: SACD Award - Best Feature, Cannes Film Festival
Director: Léa Mysius
Producers: Jean-Louis Livi, Fanny Yvonnet
Principal Cast: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano
Cinematographers: Paul Guilhaume
Editor: Pierre Deschamps
Music: Florencia Di Concilio
Screenwriter: Léa Mysius, Paul Guilhaume

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