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Directed by: Léa Mysius | 2018 | 1h 45m | Unrated

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O Cinema Miami Beach

500 71st St, Miami Beach (786) 207-1919

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This screening is free to the public!

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami, in partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, present the fifth edition of Miami’s one and only free French film festival, Films on the Beach.

The bold, bracingly original debut feature from Léa Mysius is a coming-of-age tale unlike any other. While on summer vacation on the crystal blue coast, moody 13-year-old Ava (Noée Abita) learns she is quickly going blind. It’s a revelation that leads to a breathtaking turn of events, as the newly emboldened Ava turns her back on her single mother (Laure Calamy, nominated for a Best Supporting Actress César Award) in favor of the outlaw teen Juan (Juan Cano) and the wild freedom of the road. Dazzling 35mm cinematography—with sun-splashed beach images by day and rich, inky blacks by night—evokes the increasingly dark world of a girl taking in as much of life as she can, while she can.

“In its totality Ava is a powerful and authentic depiction of a vital moment in a young woman’s life.”