European 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.

Together (2009)

A family is suddenly torn apart from a horrific disaster which takes away the life of one parent and leaves the surviving one and the teenage son trying to piece together their shattered lives.

The Weapon (1956)

A young boy finds a gun, shoots a friend by accident and, scared, runs away while the police and the US army seek him out.
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Playground (2016)

Playground follows a pre-teen girl, her crush, and his best friend as they go through their relatively uneventful lives. But it's a shocking, tumultuous finale that is the all the talk about this film.

Grand Hotel (2016)

A pleasant cinematic experience well worth one's time, Grand Hotel is a must see.

Heartstone (2016)

Visually beautiful and well-acted, Heartstone is a poignant film that earns the highest recommendation.

The Color of Milk (2004)

Three young Norwegian girls deal with peer pressure and expectations of "normality", in The Color of Milk, a typical character based Coming-of-Age drama with romance nuances.

Fog in August (2016)

A powerful Coming-of-Age drama exposing one of the horrible crimes of the Nazi regime and its inhumanity as told through the eyes of a young boy.
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Gips (2015)

Gips is a bitter-sweet Coming-of-Age cocktail of youthful experiences. Recommended!

Kes (1969)

An enchanting story with first-rate acting that is, quite simply, a cinematic masterpiece.

The Good Life (1996)

A film with a combination of drama, comedy and strong Coming-of-Age nuances that makes it a pleasant film to view.
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14+ (2015)

An accurate portrayal of what it is like to be a teenager nowadays, presented in a thoughtful and honest manner.

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Set in Italy, this is a story about an introverted 14 year old boy from Rome who has troubles fitting in.

Boarding School (2018)

While initially this film appears to be a Coming-of-Age psychodrama, it shapes into something completely different once the story starts developing.

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.