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Directed by Sadaf Foroughi
Canada / Iran / Qatar, 2017 (fiction, 102 minutes, colour, Persian)
Image: © Sweet Delight Pictures

Film Description:
"In Tehran, upper-middle class teen Ava abides by a strict routine of school, violin lessons, and home time. When Ava's mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy—going so far as to consult a gynecologist—Ava is stunned by the outrageous privacy violation. The incident seriously diminishes trust between the girl and her parents and teachers, which in turn bleeds into all spheres of her life. What's more, the tightly controlled environment around Ava, who is forbidden to date, go out, or pursue her more artistic aspirations, foments feelings of suffocation and isolation. That her parents—including her sympathetic but powerless father—seem more concerned with social optics than their daughter's welfare only escalates Ava's rebellious behaviour, triggering serious and life-altering choices. Sadaf Foroughi vividly renders her lead character's internal turmoil while exposing the snowball effect of her family's shaming. Each frame is stunningly composed with scenes offering a searing critique of the cage our protagonist finds herself in, all while creating one of the strongest, most richly developed female leads we've seen this year. With Ava, Foroughi has established herself as a cinematic force."
-- Magali Simard (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Sadaf Foroughi
Produced by: Kiarash Anvari, Sadaf Foroughi, Saeed Nouri
Principal Cast: Vahid Aghapoor, Parnian Akhtari, Sarah Alimoradi,Mona Ghiasi, Houman Hoursan, Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohian, Leili Rashidi, Shayesteh Sajadi
Cinematography: Sina Kermanizadeh
Film Editing: Kiarash Anvari
Production Company: Sweet Delight Pictures

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