BARE BEA / Just Bea
16 year-old Bea is in her first year at upper secondary school in Oslo. Active on the school magazine, she falls in love with Daniel, the smartest and most gifted student in the top year, who returns her feelings. There is just one drawback, namely her friends’ idea of virginity and first love…
Just Bea is Petter Næss third feature film. His first was the comedy Absolute Hangover which won Amanda Awards for Best Male and Female lead in 1999. Petter Næss is also director behind Elling which was Oscar nominated in 2000. Otherwise he has primarily busied himself in the world of plays and revues, both as scriptwriter, director and actor. Since 1997 he has been employed as a director at 0510 New Theatre, and was, among other plays, responsible for the critically-acclaimed stage version of Elling and Kjell Bjarne.