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AVA written and directed by Sadaf Foroughi

A new trailer and poster has been released for AVA written and directed by Sadaf Foroughi, winner of the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 FIPRESCI Discovery Award. The film starring Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohian, Vahid Aghapour, Shayesteh Sajadi, and Sarah Alimorad will opening theatrically on April 27th.

Ava movie poster

Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s AVA is 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 with a boy —going as far as to visit a gynecologist— Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the structures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.

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