Saturday, July 21, 2018
1:30 pm–3:20 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Léa Mysius (France, 2017, 105 min.). Digital. French and Spanish with English subtitles.

Beautifully shot on 35mm film, this sun-drenched drama follows a 13-year-old girl who learns that her eyesight is rapidly deteriorating. As she vacations with her mother and baby sister by the seaside, Ava’s behavior becomes increasingly brazen and wild; she meets a handsome boy who lives among the ruins on the beach, and together they embark on a romance-turned-crime-spree evocative of Terrence Malick’s Badlands (1973). First-time director Léa Mysius uses celluloid film to capture the dazzling contrast of sun and shadow, simulating Ava’s increasing sensitivity to light.

Co-presented with the Boston Women's Film Festival.

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Wheelchair accessible

Past Dates and Times

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ticket Information

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Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston French Film Festival is coordinated by Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Katherine Irving, and Alexis Weinrich.

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Co-presented with the Cultural Services Office of the French Consulate in Boston.

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Additional support provided by the French Cultural Center.