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Welsh premiere of Norwegian Film

 Date:20/11/2004
 Type:Culture, Film
 Location:Wales, Cardiff

The plot in Norwegian director Peter Næss' film Just Bea revolves around a precocious 16 year old girl eager to lose her virginity. "What is so refreshing about Just Bea is its candour and honesty in the way that the female protagonists talk and think about sex", writes one reviewer

 

Just Bea (Bare Bea) (2004 )
Director : Petter Naess
Norway, 86 mins
Cast : Kaia Foss
Kim S Falck-Jøgensen
Kamilla Grønli Hatvig
Ida Thurman-Moe


Watching Just Bea begs the question: Why doesn't the US make films like this rather than producing countless identical teen flicks? For many UK viewers, fed on such insipid output, Just Bea will be nothing short of a revelation. Bea is a precocious 16 year old girl eager to lose her virginity, especially as her circle of friends have already taken the plunge. That's not to say she's prudish; she thinks about sex all the time, so much so that she inadvertently spouts the word during a university interview. Salvation arrives in the form of Daniel, the school hunk, who, much to her surprise, asks her to accompany him to a party. With a date set, Bea prepares herself for the seemingly inevitable. However, her friends have different plans for her. What is so refreshing about Just Bea is its candour and honesty in the way that the female protagonists talk and think about sex. For a change, boys and love, are kept firmly in the back seat. (James Nee)

WELSH PREMIERE
Sat 20 November, 7.30pm, Colour

City centre, Cardiff
UGC 14



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Just Bea, Dir. Peter Næss