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Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother, Maud decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run and later they have a big adventure.Written by
28th STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. DAY 1, NOV 8th 2017. Swedish premiere of "Ava" (2017).
A beautiful, well-paced drama about being on the border between childhood and adulthood, "Ava" is a promising feature debut from Léa Mysius.
There is fine acting, a strong screenplay, good direction and deep emotions of fear, frustration, curiosity, excitement, joy, love, sensuality, as 13-year-old Ava learns she has an incurable eye disease that will soon make her blind. She tries to cope with it as best she can -- all while falling in love with an older boy and running away from home, during a hot summer on the French Atlantic coast.
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