23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Ava

23/9/2017, 21:00, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
24/9/2017, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2
30/9/2017, 19:00, Odeon Opera 1

Nothing can spoil the summer of 13-year-old Ava, not even the news that she will soon be losing her eyesight. A genuine specimen of Nouvelle Vague, the most alluring debut in the Cannes Critics' Week is a euphoric ode to the ecstatic awakening of puberty and the awkward passage on the way to adulthood. Director in attendance

Ava

13-year-old Ava is having a carefree summer when she finds out that she’s going to lose her sight. Her first reaction is impulsive: she steals the dog of a young man sought by the police. As each moment she lives seems now extraordinary, the two kids’ roaming becomes a chaotic anthem for the awakening of puberty.

The coasts of Bordeaux, withtheir saturated color and light brings out ideally an impressive first indication of 28-year-old Léa Mysius’ talent. Her film debut which made an excellent impression at Cannes Critics’ Week implements the allure of 35mm film to capture the ever tough transition fromchildhood to adulthood, interspersed with a lively energy that is reminiscent of Godard’s “Pierrot le Fou”. Director in attendance

Director: Léa Mysius
Screenwriter: Léa Mysius
DoP: Paul Guilhaume
Music: Florencia Di Concilio
Editor: Pierre Deschamps
Principal Cast: Noee Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano, Daouda Diakhate, Baptiste Archimbaud

France | 2017 | Color | DCP | 105' | French