31 Dec. 1969, 11am


32A English Senior Cycle and Transition Year.


How does life measure up for a 13-year old girl?

This story is set in the “in-between” time of a girl’s life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman.

We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and stepping out into the world as a young woman. She has an obsession with breasts and bras and can’t help but stare at other girls and women, even the head nun doesn’t escape her gaze.

Otherwise, her world revolves around her three friends, Ruth, Claire and Orla, who are more experienced in the ways of the world. They wear bras already (except Claire the feminist) and they’ve all had boyfriends. The new bra is a start but they really hope Maeve can find a fella, even offering kissing lessons to prepare her.

What no one expects, least of all Maeve, is that she should snare the local sixteen-year old heartthrob, Brian Power…

One of the filmmakers Tommy Weir will introduce 32A before it is screened and present a Q&A session at the end.

Starring : Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Orla Long, Riona Smith, with Aidan Quinn, Orla Brady and Jared Harris

Release Date : 2007

Duration : 89 min(s)

Study guide available to teachers.

Schools contact linda@modelart.ie or 071 9141405 to book a place for your class.

The Films for Schools programme is in partnership with IFI Education

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    Calling all Transition Year students and Transition Year Coordinators, The Model will re-launch their Youth Film Club next Spring. If you are interested in getting involved please contact linda@modelart.ie


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