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Reviews of coming of age shorts. (films that have a duration between 1 and 15 minutes )


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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)

Hide Your Smiling Faces

Hide Your Smiling Faces is a psychological drama that follows the rite-of-passage experiences of two adolescent kids as they face a shocking tragedy.

Happy Birthday Timmy (2010)

Happy Birthday Timmy, is a short film with a screen time of a little more than two minutes which manages to intrigue, shock and amaze its audience.

Camp (2013)

A troubled boy is sent to a summer camp that caters to abused and neglected kids. Camp is a good film that doesn’t bore and offers good dramatic and emotional content.

The Kid Brother (1987)

Witnessing a young, disabled boy’s personal triumph, something that we don’t experience much in our adult life, is a rewarding experience, as portrayed in this Coming-of-Age film.

The Cold Lands (2013)

The Cold Lands explores the trials and tribulations of its 11-yr-old protagonist, who’s carefree childhood comes to an abrupt end.

Secret World (1969)

Secret World focuses on the strong feelings and fascination of its 11-year-old protagonist towards a much older woman.

Toyland (2007)

A story of Nazi Germany and a young Jewish boy and the difference in mindsets between children and adults in the turbulent times of World War II.

The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone (2009)

This is a classic tale of redemption, a film well worth seeing despite its shortcomings.

Bastard (2011)

Bastard’s gripping and controversial storyline results in a memorable film that needs to be seen and experienced. Highly recommended!

Jerrycan (2008)

Jerrycan delivers an intriguing viewing experience by challenging the viewer to perceive the world through the eyes of a kid who is yet to form his character.

The Wooden Gun (1979)

The Wooden Gun Roveh Huliot 1979

Two rival bands of boys wage war for the control of the backyard in this compelling Israeli film set right after WWII. Recommended!

Willy (2006)


Having to choose between friends and a beautiful girl is almost a universal Coming-of-Age experience, wonderfully portrayed in the Swiss film “Willy”.

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