Ava

Germany, 2017, 84 min.

Director

Sabine Nawrath

Producer

Alexandre Tondowski,
Ira Tondowski

Scenario

Sabine Nawrath,
Maja Costa

Rights Holder

Tondowski Films

DOP

Max Preiss

Cast

Caroline Dorzweiler, Karin Hanczewski, Elisa Lichtenfeld

Production

Tondowski Films

At a sports boarding school in Berlin , Ava, 12, has been a gymnast as long as she can remember. Her mother introduced her to gymnastics at an early age. But when, one day, her mother unexpectedly dies everything changes. Driven by  the  hope that gymnastics might bring her closer to her mother and dull the pain, Ava trains harder than ever. Everything seems to be going well until events beyond her control force Ava to start making her own decisions.

HONORS
2017 Shanghai IFF (China) – World premiere
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Sabine Nawrath - 1

Sabine Nawrath

Born and raised in Berlin, Sabine first found work as a flight attendant with the German airline Lufthansa. From there she started an internship at a casting agency, where she assisted in the casting of movies and commercial films. In 2002 she began her studies at the University of the Arts in London before changing to the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin where she studied directing. During her studies, she wrote and directed several short films. AVA is her graduate thesis film.

Selected filmography

2017 Ava