Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal and try to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

tags: Francophone, Youth/Coming of Age, Love, Feature film

Cast: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano, Daouda Diakhate, Baptiste Archimbaud, Franck Beckmann, Ismaël Capelot, Valentine Cadic


Screenplay: Léa Mysius, Paul Guilhaume

Director of Photography: Paul Guilhaume

Film Editor: Pierre Deschamps

Composer: Florencia Di Concilio

Production Designer: Esther Mysius

Sound: Yolande Decarsin, Alexis Meynet, Victor Praud

Producer: Jean-Louis Livi, Fanny Yvonnet

Production Company: F Comme Film, Trois Brigands Productions

Co-Production Company: Arte France Cinema

World Sales: Bac Films Distribution

Director: Léa Mysius


After studying literature, Léa Mysius graduated from the Fémis screenwriting department in 2014. She has directed three award-winning short films selected for a number of festivals: CADAVRE EXQUIS, LES OISEAUX-TONNERRE, selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation award, and L'ILE JAUNE co-directed with Paul Guilhaume. She has also written with other directors, notably Arnaud Desplechin. AVA is her first feature.