She Must Come To Terms With The Realities Of Becoming A Woman

 

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“If you can see your nose, it means it’s too big. Which basically means you’re ugly.” Esther’s friend tells her to her face.

On her 13th birthday.

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It’s just the worst day ever. Even her birthday gift is a reminder: ugly, ugly, ugly.

And just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, she gets her first period.

Much against her wishes, she’s turning into a woman. It’s all too much to handle.

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And there is only grandpa at home.

He means well, but he doesn’t know what to say.

The only advice he has for her on dealing with growing up is this: suck it up!

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‘Life Doesn’t Frighten Me’ was in more than 20 film festival’s official selections, and has won 10 awards at various international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Munich International Film Festival.

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