Ava (2017): French Lea Mysius’s Debut

The lineup of this 56th edition of Critics’ Week shows a political tendency: several films deal with social issues.

A politically charged work to compete at Critics’ Week is an animated feature, Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran Taboo, which presents an uncompromising portrait of life in Teheran, a city where basic civil liberties are banned, corruption is rampant and women are oppressed.

Emmanuel Gras’ documentary feature Makala follows the life of a family man in Congo.

Critics’ Week will also showcase the debut of French helmer Léa Mysius, whose film Ava charts the summer of a teenager, reflecting on a generation facing  fears of bleak future.

Played by the actress Noée Abita, Ava must learn how to contain personal demons and meets challenges.  Ava says something about