About the Movie
13-year-old Ava is on a seaside vacation when she learns that she will lose her sight earlier than expected. Her mother decides to act as though nothing has changed so that they can spend the loveliest summer of their lives. Ava deals with the problem in her own way. She steals a large black dog from a young man on the run.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Right up to the slightly unsatisfying ending, "Ava" is both a complex character portrait and a heartsore farewell to the ephemeral images that will be among the last she sees.
Rotten: The ending is left deliberately, unsatisfyingly ambiguous, but whatever her fate may be, in or out of the system, it doesn't matter that much to the viewer.
The discovery of a great female director through this indie gem. A great women' s coming of age story.