A stunning French coming of age tale, Ava is the story of a young girl who finds out she is going blind and decides to see all that she can before she plunges into darkness.

Spending the summer with her Mother, who still acts like a free and easy young woman despite having both a 13-year-old and a baby daughter, Ava comes to terms with her own womanhood and escapes to take charge of her own destiny. She meets Juan, a young vagrant, after stealing his dog, and falls in love with his mysterious past and dangerous plans. Surrealist dream sequences display Ava's anxiety about her rapidly deteriorating sight, whilst gorgeous cinematography shows off the easy freedom of a summer in the south of France. A kind and complex tale of romance which holds the characters at its very heart.