Sadaf ForoughiMahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohian, Leili Rashidi
Canada / Iran / 2017 / 102 minutes / DCP / Color
A full black veil cannot shield an Iranian teenage girl from rebelling against the authoritarian society in Sadaf Foroughi’s insightful feature debut. Abided by a strict regiment of school, violin lessons and curfew, Ava is stunned by the violation of privacy when her controlfreak mother forces her to consult a gynecologist after her secret date with a boy. Refusing to be caged by the social norms that stifle female creativity and selfexpression, Ava must stand up and fight for her freedom and independence.