*Ava*. 2017. Iran/Canada/Qatar. Directed by Sadaf Foroughi. Courtesy of Grasshopper Film

Ava. 2017. Iran/Canada/Qatar. Directed by Sadaf Foroughi. In Farsi; English subtitles. 103 min.

New York Premiere

Adolescence creates intense pressure for any girl, but it’s particularly strong for 17-year-old Ava, buffeted by the harsh strictures of home and school in contemporary Tehran. Iranian writer-director Sadaf Foroughi won the jury prize at the Toronto International Film Festival for her intimate and intensely dramatic portrait of a young woman whose private longings drive her to rebellion and lead to public shaming. A Grasshopper Film release.

  1. Sunday, April 1,
    7:30 p.m.

    Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
  2. Thursday, March 29,
    8:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2018.