11/19/2017 17:00 – Caligari FilmBühne

France 2017 104 min original version with German and English subtitles
by Léa Mysius

Script: Morgane Aubert, DoP: Paul Guilhaume, Editor: Pierre Deschamps, Production: F Comme Film, Trois Brigands Productions, Producers: Jean-Louis Livi, Fanny Yvonnet, Cast: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano

13-year-old Ava is spending the holidays with her mother and little sister on the Atlantic coast. It will be the last summer in which she can see, as she is slowly losing her eyesight. Her mother tries to make it the best summer of her life, while Ava develops her very own strategies of coping with the illness. She steals the dog of a mysterious boy who lives in a bunker by the ocean…

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, AVA was awarded the SACD Award for best feature film as well as the “Palm Dog” for best dog performance in a film.

“This debut feature contains all the heart and vigour of someone telling their first full-length cinematic story. It is about abandoning those around you on the chance of happiness with someone society says you shouldn’t be with, and the sheer life and vitality given to Ava by Abita is a winning reason for why the film works as well as it does.” (Ian Loring, www.screenjabber.com)

Léa Mysius, born in Bordeaux/France in 1989, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris before joining the Femis School. Her first short CADAVRE EXQUIS (2013) earned her the SACD Award at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Her next two shorts, LES OISEAUX-TONNERRE (2014) and L’ILE JAUNE (2016), were screend at many festivals and won several prizes. AVA is her feature film debut.

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11/19/2017 17:00 – Caligari FilmBühne

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