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Sadaf Foroughi

by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

New Directors/New Films 2018 – Dispatch 1

The 47th edition of New Directors/New Films runs from Wednesday, March 28th, to Sunday, April 8th. For our first of two dispatches from the festival, we look at the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize winner at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Ava); the late Chinese director Hu Bo’s sole film, a…

by Lawrence Garcia Film

Ava | Sadaf Foroughi

The most noticeable element of Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is its use of red. Although the film’s color palette is generally dominated by blacks, grays, and varying shades of green, there’s often a deliberate splash of contrast in each frame: the backpack, shoes and…

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