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Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better

Australia, 1981 (MIFF 1981)

Director: Gillian Armstrong

The life and times of three 18 year-old Adelaide girls today is compared with their lives four years ago, using film shot when they were 14. Their 14 year-old expectations have been altered by the experiences of marriage, parenthood, employment, low incomes and insecurity. But they remain optimistic, with their humor intact.

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