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Directed by Test Director

How does life measure up for a 13-year old girl? In 1970s Dublin, the summer holidays beckon for Maeve and her circle of friends. 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 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 boyfriend, 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. Ruth needs her support when her estranged father wants to meet her, but Maeve is torn when Brian asks her to the Grove, the local club. Is Maeve woman enough to make the right choice?

Winner Best First Film Award, Galway Film Fleadh 2007

Director Marian Quinn and lead actors Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Orla Long, Riona Smith will attend the screening.