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...
- 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
- La Semaine de la Critique 2017
- Filmfest München 2017
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2017
- Athens International Film Festival 2017
- BFI London Film Festival 2017
- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal 2017
- Haifa International Film Festival 2017
- Seville European Film Festival 2017
- AFI FEST 2017
- Zlín Film Festival 2018
- Noée Abita
- Laure Calamy
- Juan Cano
- Tamara Cano
- Daouda Diakhate
- Baptiste Archimbaud
- Franck Beckmann
- Ismaël Capelot
- Valentine Cadic
- Léa Mysius
- Paul Guilhaume
- Pierre Deschamps
- Florencia Di Concilio
- BAC FILMS
- F COMME FILM
- TROIS BRIGANDS PRODUCTIONS
- ARTE FRANCE CINEMA
Ava shows that this is without a doubt a brilliant young filmmaker to keep a close eye on.
Mysius’ technique is unquestionably stylish and confident, and she coaxes strong performances from inexperienced and seasoned cast alike.
“Ava” is both a complex character portrait and a heartsore farewell to the ephemeral images that will be among the last she sees.
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.