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"Elvis! Elvis!" is done in almost a documentary fashion and shows us the world as seen and experienced by six-year-old Elvis Karlsson (Lele Dorazio). It will be especially appreciated by an audience that has already passed through the coming of age process and is able to recognize its trials and tribulations in the cinematic portrayal of the daily life of a young Swedish boy.
The German film Second Hand Child (Wer küsst schon einen Leguan?) is powerful and touching and is guaranteed to evoke a whole range of emotions from its viewers (and may even induce a few tears in their eyes). The film has received acknowledgements from various festivals in Germany and abroad, winning the European Children's Film Prize and the Audience Award in 2003 and the "Best Children's Film" at the Children's Film Festival "Golden Sparrow".
Coming of age books for girls are somewhat interesting in that they look not at the physical aspects of the shift between girlhood to womanhood, but at the mental gears that have to be shifted. There are some great books that cover this area; these are the Top 5.
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