Tommy WEIR (Janey Pictures), Roshanak BEHESHT NEDJAD (Flying Moon)
Dublin in 1979 – 32A is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. The story opens 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. Blossoming bosoms are also a topic among Maeve and her three friends, Ruth, Claire and Orla, who are more experienced in the ways of the world. They already wear bras (except Claire the feminist) and they've all had boyfriends. Hoping Maeve can find a boyfriend, the girls even offer her kissing lessons. But what no one expects – least of all Maeve – is that she should snare the local 16-year-old heartthrob. Maeve is so smitten with him that she lets her friends down when they need her the most. In trouble with her friends and in school, she gets dumped by the heartthrob when she sneaks into the local dance with him and he leaves with another girl. Her parents find out and she ends up in trouble at home, where she is given extra chores. After doing the laundry, she sadly notes that even her bra has lost its brilliant whiteness... Aware that her first steps toward womanhood were misguided, Maeve returns to the fold a little wiser as her friends rally around for her 14th birthday.