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Thursday, December 13th, 10:30am

 The Movies of Delray

 

Friday, December 14th,1:00pm

The Movies of Lake Worth

Charmoren  

WINNER - 2017 Toronto International Film Festival - 

Best Canadian First Feature & 

International Critics Award 

 

Ava - 2017 - Canada/Iran - 120 min.

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,  Ava becomes 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. 

 

 

"Exquisitely photographed... visually inventive... [a] remarkably controlled intensity... Ava looks repression in the eye and doesn't flinch."

 - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

 

"Gripping... an explosive visual grammar... a stirring study of a Tehranian girlhood."                                         

- Danny King, The Village Voice

 

"A knock-out feature debut...reframes the image of women in Iran."

 - Stephen Saito, Moveable Feast