Ava (15*) + intro

Poetry in Motion: Contemporary Iranian Cinema

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Beautifully shot and subtly observed, Ava is a tightly wound domestic drama about a young woman’s increasingly strained relationship with her mother.

A bright student who wants to pursue music, Ava’s world begins to shift as the existential angst of being a teenager sets in.

The destructive forces of peer pressure, hormones, and disagreements with her mother are compounded by an ardently severe head teacher, causing Ava to play up to all authority and resolute to disrupt even her closest friendships.

Sadaf Foroughi’s impressive debut won the FIPRESCI Discovery Award at Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered. Loosely autobiographical, her astute and lingering camerawork brings into frame a family struggling with change, obstinately imploding in slow motion.



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