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Summerhood (2008)

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Summerhood

Summerhood is a Coming-of-Age story filled with humor and anecdotes, but also a lot of insights about girls, love, friendship and life per se.

Tom und Hacke (2012)

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Tom und Hacke (2012)

A film adaptation loosely based on Mark Twain’s novel, but in a completely different time and setting. Recommended!

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is a film that can be enjoyed on many different levels: serious or playful, full of meaning or meaningless – yet at all-times entertaining.  

The Son of the Shark (1993)

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The Son of the Shark (1993)

The Son of the Shark follows the harsh life and adventures of two 10-year-old brothers through their rebellion against society, with all its norms and expectations.

Hold Fast (2013)

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Hold-Fast-2013

Hold Fast is a simple, but sincere film – the Coming-of-Age story of a 14-year-old boy who has suddenly lost both parents.

Interdependence (2013)

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Interdependence (2013)

Interdependence — a sincere visual poem filled with intimacy and innocence.

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The Tree Of Life contains instructive moments of sadness,  is visually beautiful, and strangely and stunningly uplifting; a true work of art. 

La traversee du phare (1999)

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La traversee du phare (1999)

Narrated part way in the first person by one of its main protagonists,   La traversée du phare delves into the wonderful world of youthful emotions and first-love.  Highly recommended!

Cotolay (1966)

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cotolay

The narrative in Cotolay is loosely based on the 13th century Galician legend of a young boy who helped three pilgrims to establish the Convent of San Francisco near Santiago de Compostela in 1214. It stars the French actor Didier Haudepin.

Un Chateau en Espagne (2007)

Un chateau en Espagne

Un Chateau en Espagne isn’t a masterpiece, but its story is pleasant enough to keep you entertained — one of those feel good movies that are perfect time fillers. Recommended!

Sommerjubel (1986)

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Sommerjubel (1986)

The Norwegian short film Sommerjubel is a comedy filled with little jokes and charming scenes – light entertainment at its best.  While much of the film’s humor may be lost on adults, it will be caught and enjoyed by younger audiences. 

The Book Thief (2013)

The Book Thief (2013)

The Book Thief is an adaptation of an international bestselling book of the same name, with a story set in Nazi Germany during WWII.