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Ava (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 22 December 2017 (USA)
13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.


Léa Mysius


Léa Mysius (scenario), Paul Guilhaume (collaboration)
6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noée Abita Noée Abita ... Ava
Laure Calamy Laure Calamy ... Maud
Juan Cano Juan Cano ... Juan
Tamara Cano Tamara Cano ... Jessica
Ismaël Capelot Ismaël Capelot
Daouda Diakhaté Daouda Diakhaté ... Tété
Baptiste Archimbaud Baptiste Archimbaud ... Matthias
Franck Beckmann Franck Beckmann ... L'ophtalmologiste
Carmen Gimenez Carmen Gimenez ... Carmen
Valentine Cadic Valentine Cadic ... Serveuse mariage
Mary Lefèvre Mary Lefèvre ... La policière à cheval
Vincent Grousset Vincent Grousset ... Le policier à cheval
Paul Meulins Paul Meulins ... Le moniteur
Mila Cheuzzi Mila Cheuzzi ... Inès
Nolan Dos Santos Nolan Dos Santos ... Doublure Inès


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 lament

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Drama | Romance


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French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ава See more »

Filming Locations:

Gironde, France See more »


Box Office


€2,800,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Léa Mysius' graduation screenplay at the Femis Film School. See more »


Lyrics by Mariam (as Mariam Doumbia) and Marc-Antoine Moreau
Music by Damon Albarn
Performed by Amadou & Mariam
From the album "Welcome to Mali", released on 17-11-2008.
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I did not expect reality from it
1 April 2018 | by cecelegySee all my reviews

I liked it: the film operates with loads and loads of symbols without becoming tedious or cumbersome. Instead, the viewer is invited to be curious about these ideas and dive deeper into the layers. Casting is spot on, characters are good, and I simply adore the soundtrack. What made me strangely detached early on was the fact that I simply did not find the film believable, and even the music score could hardly drag me back into the plot. Obviously, I did not expect reality from it. And I love fairy tales, by the way. Yet somehow the characters' motivations and the way these are fit into the narrative leave things to be desired. They felt incomplete. It's a very good movie, but as it is mighty close to being great, a slightly frustrating one at the same time.

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