Ava

103m, DCP, Canada/Iran/Qatar

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Screened April 27–May 10, 2018

In this powerful debut feature, Ava is a bright and obedient 17-year-old girl from a well-to-do family in Tehran. But when her relationship with a boy causes her overprotective mother to send her for a gynecological examination, Ava becomes enraged by the suffocation of her strictly controlled environment, and decides to take a stand. With a narrative control and formal precision to rival the best in recent Iranian cinema, Sadaf Foroughi here emerges as a major new international filmmaker. A Grasshopper Film release

In Farsi with English subtitles

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films

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A film by Sadaf Foroughi

Exquisitely photographed…looks repression in the eye and doesn’t flinch.”

The New York Times