Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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Film Category
  • AVA
  • AVA
  • AVA
  • AVA
  • AVA
  • AVA
  • AVA
  • AVA
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FRANCE • DRAMA • 105 MINS • 2017 • MA15+
Directed by: LÉA MYSIUS
Starring: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano
Nominated for the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Ava is the self-assured, life-affirming directorial debut from screenwriter Léa Mysius (co-writer of Ismaël’s Ghosts in this year’s Festival), featuring a 'tour-de-force' performance from newcomer Noée Abita in the titular role.

Thirteen-year-old Ava is on a summer holiday in the Medoc region when she learns a degenerative condition that is turning her blind has accelerated. Rather than wallow in her imminent disability, Ava chooses to embrace her remaining senses and explore her burgeoning sensuality, as encouraged by her mother (Laure Calamy). An encounter with a young troublemaker, Juan (Juan Cano), sends Ava on a series of adventures she would never have dared to do before her prognosis.

Shot on 35mm film to accentuate a saturated colour palette of warm, golden tones, Ava’s blindness is also a metaphor for contemporary French society’s growing tendency to embrace extremism, as well as increasing social distress.This is an adroit meditation on politics, sensuality and the 'joie de vivre' of youth; a refreshing chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age.

French with English subtitles



      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A

BUY 4:00 PMThursday 1 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 1 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 1:30 PMFriday 2 March Palace Central
BUY 12:10 PMSunday 4 March Palace Central
BUY 8:50 PMMonday 5 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMWednesday 7 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 9:15 PMThursday 8 March Palace Verona
BUY 1:30 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:20 PMMonday 12 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:00 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:10 PMFriday 16 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:45 PMFriday 16 March Palace Central
BUY 1:30 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 18 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:40 PMMonday 19 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Verona
BUY 4:40 PMThursday 22 March Palace Central
BUY 6:15 PMThursday 22 March Palace Verona
BUY 1:30 PMFriday 23 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:40 PMFriday 23 March Palace Central
BUY 4:00 PMMonday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 9:15 PMThursday 1 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMSunday 4 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 9:20 PMMonday 5 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:15 PMTuesday 6 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 8:40 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:10 PMThursday 8 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 9:30 PMSunday 11 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:00 PMMonday 12 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:30 PMWednesday 14 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 15 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:10 PMFriday 16 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:30 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 18 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:20 PMMonday 19 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 19 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:40 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:10 PMWednesday 21 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 8:10 PMThursday 22 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 26 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 1:30 PMFriday 2 March Electric
BUY 11:30 AMSunday 4 March Electric
BUY 4:20 PMMonday 19 March Electric
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 23 March Electric
BUY 6:15 PMTuesday 27 March Electric
BUY 8:40 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:30 PMThursday 15 March Palace Barracks
BUY 2:20 PMMonday 19 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:10 PMFriday 23 March Palace Centro
BUY 8:30 PMSunday 25 March Palace Centro
BUY 4:20 PMMonday 26 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:40 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:15 PMWednesday 28 March Palace Barracks
BUY 9:00 PMSaturday 31 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:40 PMFriday 23 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 3:30 PMFriday 30 March Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 4:10 PMMonday 9 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 10 April Palace Nova Eastend
 6:15 PMMonday 19 March Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMSaturday 24 March Luna on SX
 6:30 PMMonday 26 March Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMTuesday 27 March Windsor
 8:30 PMTuesday 27 March Luna on SX

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.


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