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
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.