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Jessica Chastain’s ‘Ava’ Set to Make Big Impact on Chinese Streaming Release

Jessica Chastain’s “Ava” has skipped a theatrical release in China, but is instead to get the widest possible online outing in the Middle Kingdom. From Saturday it is available on China’s four largest generalist streaming platforms: Tencent Video, Alibaba-owned Youku, iQIYI and Mango TV.The maneuver was piloted by Los Angeles and Beijing based Leeding Media. […]

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‘Ava’ Takes Over as the Top VOD Choice, with Thriller ‘Alone’ Still Strong

With “Mulan” arriving on more platforms October 6 and non-premium VOD titles like “The Witches” and Amazon’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” later this month, the home-viewing market was on pause with no new premium titles this weekend. That didn’t stop Jessica Chastain’s “Ava,” however: It had the best showing for a non-premium title in the six […]

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‘Ava’ Is An Assured, Skillful Portrayal Of Torturous Female Adolescence [Nd/Nf Review]

If the purpose of festivals is to showcase groundbreaking creators and their ideas, it’s no wonder Iranian debut “Ava“ has garnered awards and praise on its journey through North America. The assured feature from director Sadaf Foroughi impressed at Tiff, picking up the Fipresci Discovery Prize, and now it’s poised for even more success after […]

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