Sadaf Foroughi

Iran, Canada, Qatar 105 min Spanish premiere Fiction


Seventeen-year-old Iranian Ava challenges the strict rules of her traditional upbringing and learns that her mother broke the rules as a young woman as well.


Sadaf Foroughi

(Teheran, 1976) She’s an Iranian-born, Montreal-based filmmaker. Foroughi participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, where she was selected to participate in the Why Democracy? short film project. She co-wrote, co-produced and appeared in Kiarash Anvari’s feature-length film The Pot and the Oak (2017), which had its world premiere in the Bright Future Competition Section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Sadaf’s debut feature film Ava had its premier in the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017.

Filmography: Ava (2017), La dernière scène (curt, 2011), Féminin, masculin (curt, 2007), Une impression (curt, 2004), Why Democracy? (curt, 2003)

Sadaf Foroughi

Film information

Director: Sadaf Foroughi
Script: Sadaf Foroughi
Contact: Pascale Ramonda
With: Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohian, Vahid Aghapour, Shayesteh Sajadi, Leili Rashidi
Country: Iran, Canada, Qatar
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 105 min
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018


FIPRESCI Discovery TIFF | Best debut and secundary actress Canadian Screen Awards