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32A

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Section

Competition 6-15

Director

Marian Quinn

Country

Ireland/Germany

Year

2007

Production

Janey Pictures

Credits

Screenplay

Marian Quinn

Photography

PJ Dillon

Editing

Rune Schweitzer

Music

Gerry Leonard

Cast

Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Orla Long, Riona Smith

Language

o.v. English

Subtitles

subt. Italian/English

Duration

88'

Age

4th grade middle school
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The film

A story set in that time of a girl’s life when she’s no longer a child and not yet a woman.

Dublin, 1979. Maeve, age 13, gets up to go to parochial school and puts on her very first bra. It’s almost a rite of passage, the passage from childhood to adolescence. Her best friends, Ruth and Orla, already wear them. Claire no, she’s a feminist!

On her way to school Maeve feels like a young woman! At the bus stop she chats with friends about bra sized and boyfriends! But no one imagines that Maeve will attract the neighborhood heartthrobs. She’s so caught up in this that, when necessary, she dumps her girlfriends and sneaks off to a disco. After letting her parents down, too, with her lies, she realizes what she’s losing. On the day she turns 14 – a little bit older and wiser – she finds her friends and family again…

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The filmmaker

 

Born in Chicago in 1964, she grew up in the United States and Ireland. After studying in Dublin, she took acting lessons at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago. She has acted in many independent films. She wrote and directed her first short, Come To in 1999. Afterwards she founded a production house, Janey Pictures, with Tom Weir. With 32A she won the Tiernan McBride award for best screenplay and the Best Film prize at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Screenings

19 November, 14:00 Espocentro

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