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Ava (2018)

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Thirteen-year-old Ava is on vacation beside the ocean when she learns that she will lose her sight earlier than predicted. Her mother decides to behave as though nothing has changed so that they can spend the loveliest summer of their lives. Ava deals with the problem in her own way. She steals a large black dog that belongs to a young man on the run.

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

The ending is left deliberately, unsatisfyingly ambiguous, but whatever her fate may be, in or out of the system, it doesn't matter that much to the viewer.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Right up to the slightly unsatisfying ending, "Ava" is both a complex character portrait and a heartsore farewell to the ephemeral images that will be among the last she sees.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Foroughi has a great ear for dialogue, and the back-and-forth between husband and wife or mother and daughter feels completely natural.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In its totality Ava is a powerful and authentic depiction of a vital moment in a young woman's life.

December 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

... an imaginative and luminous passage... [Full review in Spanish]

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The playful, comedic tone in which Mysius directs the gun chase reflects Ava's subjective experience. It stands out as surreal in a film that otherwise takes Ava's experiences at face value.

October 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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