Ava

Ava

  • 9:50pm, 24th Nov
    Broadway Cinematheque
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  • 3:15pm, 2nd Dec
    Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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A young girl experiences powerful emotions as she slowly loses her eyesight in this beautiful, radiant movie.

Thirteen-year-old Ava is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast with her flighty single mum as she gradually loses her sight.

She decides to confront the problem in her own way. Led by a black dog she steals on the beach, she turns badass and goes on a crime spree with her gypsy lover-on-the-run. Shot on obsolescent 35mm stock, writer-director Léa Mysius’ enigmatic images in visual luster mirror Ava’s failing eyesight, reflecting her growing loss of innocence. Even in the unknown world of darkness, there remains a glimpse of light.

Language
In French with English subtitles
Origin
France
Year Released
2017
Play Time
105 min
Age Category
III
Director
Léa Mysius
Cast
Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano
Color
Color
"A young girl coming of age gradually loses her sight in Léa Mysius' beautifully, cleverly shot debut."
Jessica Kiang
Variety
"This debut feature from writer-director Lea Mysius stars newcomer Noee Abita as a 13-year-old discovering love and sex one summer before she goes blind."
Leslie Felperin
The Hollywood Reporter