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    Ava

    Directed by

    France

    2017

    105 min

    • French

    Drama

    Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother 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...

    Awards

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    • SACD Award, Grand Prix du Jury Palme Dog - Semaine de la Critique
    • Louve d’Or for Best Film (International Competition) - FNC Montréal
    • Best Cinematography - Stockholm IFF
    • Honorable Mention for Exceptional Direction - Palm Springs IFF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Noée Abita
    Laure Calamy
    Juan Cano
    Tamara Cano
    Daouda Diakhate
    Baptiste Archimbaud
    Franck Beckmann
    Ismaël Capelot
    Valentine Cadic
    Screenplay
    Léa Mysius
    Cinematography
    Paul Guilhaume
    Editing
    Pierre Deschamps
    Music
    Florencia Di Concilio
    Production
    F COMME FILM
    Production
    TROIS BRIGANDS PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    ARTE FRANCE CINEMA
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    BAC FILMS

    Press

    Ava shows that this is without a doubt a brilliant young filmmaker to keep a close eye on.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Mysius’ technique is unquestionably stylish and confident, and she coaxes strong performances from inexperienced and seasoned cast alike.

    Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

    “Ava” is both a complex character portrait and a heartsore farewell to the ephemeral images that will be among the last she sees.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    Léa Mysius

    Léa Mysius

    France

    I want to cross-breed genres

    Léa Mysius has always been fascinated by screenwriting. Having grown up in the Médoc area, this provided the inspiration for her first short film, CADAVRE EXQUIS. Her second short film, THUNDERBIRDS, was selected for numerous international film festivals. THE YELLOW ISLAND, her short film was awarded for Best Photography in Clermont-Ferrand ISFF. Her latest feature film, AVA (2017), was awarded at La Semaine de la Critique.

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