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Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement! AVA by Sadaf Foroughi

  • 12 Jul 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, JULY 12, 7p:

Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!


Directed by SADAF FOROUGHI/Canada/Iran/2018/1hr, 44mins.

With Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Nouhian, Leili Rashidi, Vahid Aghapour

Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns — friendships, music, social status, academic performance — resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy — going so far as to visit a gynecologist — Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.

(In Persian with English subtitles)

WINNER: FIPRESCI Prize at Toronto Film Festival


"A KNOCK-OUT FEATURE DEBUT. Foroughi reframes the image of women in Iran in the staggering Ava."- Stephen Sito, Moveable Feast

"SPELLBINDING. Its eponymous teenage girl is a rollicking blend between Persepolis and The 400 Blows‘ Antoine Doinel. Foroughi’s debut has a universal flair."-Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage

"Jabbari gazes back into the camera with the same force and power as Jean-Pierre Léaud’s fourth-wall-breaking glance at the end of The 400 Blows."-Mallory Andrews, Cinema Scope

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