DCA Archive

Being 14
(À 14 ans)

Helene Zimmer

Fourteen year-olds Sarah, Louise and Jade are friends about to begin their final year of middle school in suburban Paris. Sarah is rebellious and reckless, lurching from one risk-taking situation to the next. Louise’s relationship with her mother is strained, so she leaves home and moves in with her grandmother. Jade is forced to find new friends when she falls out with both Sarah and Louise over some vicious rumours that are doing the rounds at school.

Deliberately provocative in its depiction of teenagers, Being 14 is very much based on the realities of some lives. Words are weapons and reputation is everything. For every action there is a reaction, and we see behind the masks that these young women wear each day, and the pain they feel in the situations they face.

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The Scooby Gang came along to DCA for a preview of Being 14 before the festival - you can read their review here.