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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.

Director:

Léa Mysius

Writers:

Léa Mysius (scenario), Paul Guilhaume (collaboration)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ава See more »

Filming Locations:

Gironde, France See more »

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Budget:

€2,800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Passacaglia della vita
Words and music by Stefano Landi
Performed by Rosemary Standley & Dom La Nena
From the album "Birds on Wire" (2014).
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Amazing
9 November 2017 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

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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