Reviews

The Year I Became a Liar (2009)

A heartwarming and original flick well-worth anyone's time and guaranteed to please viewers of all ages.
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And Then I Go (2017)

A story of teenage anguish, confusion, aspirations, failures, and ultimately loss of innocence, resulting in a contemporary and compelling Coming-of-Age drama.

De Boskampi’s/Little Gangster (2015)

A twelve year old boy, fed up with being bullied all the time, uses his family's move to a new city to reinvent himself: into the son of a Mafia chieftan.

Markus and Diana (1996)

An entertaining comedy with strong Coming-of-Age motifs.

Who Are The Superheroes? (2012)

A simple yet sweet and heartwarming story about first love.

Torn (2003)/Zerwany

Film protagonist Krzysztof Ciupa's acting performance and the movie's score are the strong points of the Polish film "Torn".
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Out (2010)

This 2010 short film Out offers a haunting and surreal observation of the interactions of a young boy and his mother.
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Just Charlie (2017)

With a delicate storytelling, wonderful acting, and a first-class cinematic execution – a Coming-of-Age film guaranteed to enrich its viewers

The World of Ludovic (1993)

For those who have read Romeo and Juliet - and liked it - you would also enjoy The World of Ludovic as a prime example of good European Coming-of-Age cinema.

Star Boys (2017)

Rebellion, friendship, confusion and the inevitable loss of one's innocence – all motifs one expects to see in a rite-of-passage film -- are present in Star Boys.

The Strange Ones (2017)

Unlike the short feature film on which this film is based, this full length feature version is an engaging movie with the right dose of controversy and ambiguity. Highly recommended!
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The Girl Next Door (2007)

While not a typical first-love Coming-of-Age film, The Girl Next Door is a film about love – albeit a tragic one.

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Just Like Dad (1995)

An easy going family-friendly flick that turns into a perfect choice for a laid back Sunday afternoon.
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Gamechanger (2016)

An impactful short film well worthy of anyone’s time, a thirty-year-old man encounters (and feels compelled to join) two young boys playing war with their self-made toy guns.

A book review : Greyhound by Steffan Piper

Twelve-year-old Sebastian Ranes finds himself alone on a Greyhound bus on a coast-to-coast journey across the United States. A Coming-of-Age novel that is much more.

Reinventing Marvin (2017)

The story of the struggles of a homosexual boy growing up in a working house family in rural France.

I am William (2017)

An uplifting Coming-of-Age flick from Denmark, I am William is a nice family friendly film with a pleasant aesthetic and a lovable central character.