Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Ava an Upper middle class teen abides by a strict routine of school, violin lessons and curfew. When Ava's mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, going so far as to consult a gynecologist, Ava is stunned by this violation of privacy. Her tightly controlled environment exacerbates feelings of suffocation and isolation and further diminishes her trust in the adults who attempt to regulate her life. Her sympathetic but powerless father seem more concerned with social optics than their daughter's welfare, this only escalates Ava's rebellious behavior.


Awards

Won Best Film – Toronto IFF (FIPRESCI - Discovery Award & Best Canadian First Feature Film - Honorable Mention) | Nominated Best Film - Jerusalem FF, Goteborg FF