Skip to main content

32A

Ireland / The Netherlands, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Next Gen)

Director: Marian Quinn

32A

"Taking the inevitable step to womanhood is a universal female experience... It's an age when seemingly trivial events have a huge importance." - filmmaker Marian Quinn

The debut feature from actor-turned-writer-director Marian Quinn (sister of Aidan Quinn, also starring in this film) sees 13-year-old Maeve hit a new milestone: her first bra. Distracted from her friends when she attracts the attention of heartthrob Brian, it's a long fall back to earth when he ultimately dumps her. Becoming an adult doesn't seem like such a great idea anymore, although Maeve is a little wiser for the experience by the time her 14th birthday rolls around.
A bittersweet, coming-of-age tale, 32A is both funny and sad, touching on the truths of early adolescence - traumatic in the moment, and amusing with the distance of time.

MIFF Recommends: Age 13+. Mild sexual references, coarse language and drug references.


D/S Marian Quinn P Tommy Weir WS Beta Cinema TD 35mm/2007/88mins

See also...

WHAT RICHARD DID

"An engrossing and intelligent drama that throbs in the mind for hours after the final credits." – The Guardian ... Eighteen-year-old Richard, a golden boy from Dublin's privileged south ... More »

VASERMIL

“A courageous representation of a conflicted human reality, full of pain, hatred and ethnic tensions.” - Jerusalem Film Festival Jury ... Growing up on the tough streets of Be'er Sheva in ... More »

PERSEPOLIS (M)

“Any stragglers still unconvinced that animation can be an exciting medium for both adults and kids alike will run out of arguments in the face of Persepolis.” - VarietyAn engaging animated tale ... More »

ANIMALIA

Graeme Base's classic best-selling book adapted for the screen - ‘where animals rule!' Twenty years after Animalia was first published, Melbourne author Graeme Base's magical world of walking and ... More »

SON OF RAMBOW (PG)

“If you only see one Rambo movie this year, make sure it's this one.” - EmpireTrapped in 80s English suburbia, 11-year-old Will lives with his widowed mother, a devoted member of the Plymouth ... More »

ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (PG)

Gallic mischief-makers Asterix and Obelix once again take on the entire Roman Empire in their third live-action adventure. ... With the Olympic Games approaching, Brutus has hatched a plot to ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director