Ava (France)

Ava (France)

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13-year-old Ava resolves to make the most of the time left with her failing eyesight in this award-winning romantic drama from debut filmmaker Léa Mysius. More

"Thirteen-year-old Ava is on a summer holiday in the Medoc region when she learns a degenerative condition that is turning her blind has accelerated. Rather than wallow in her imminent disability, Ava chooses to embrace her remaining senses and explore her burgeoning sensuality, as encouraged by her mother (Laure Calamy). An encounter with a young troublemaker, Juan (Juan Cano), sends Ava on a series of adventures she would never have dared to do before her prognosis." (Alliance Française)

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2017Rating: MA15+, Strong nudity and sex scenes105 minsFranceFrench and Spanish with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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Ava (France) | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of the Palm Dog - Jury Prize and the SACD Award for Best Feature, 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Ava (France) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Right up to the slightly unsatisfying ending, "Ava" is both a complex character portrait and a heartsore farewell to the ephemeral images that will be among the last she sees.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Stylistic impact notwithstanding, the film is unbalanced by aimless plotting and queasy questions about the sexualisation of a vulnerable child protagonist.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The ending is left deliberately, unsatisfyingly ambiguous, but whatever her fate may be, in or out of the system, it doesn't matter that much to the viewer.

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Ava (France) | Release Details

Ava (France) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play.