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Maicol Jecson (2014)

A Coming-of-Age wonderful, bizarre and original story that is one of the best Indie flicks I have seen/reviewed of late. Highly recommended!

Agostino (1962)

Some of the best films I know were the ones made in the 60's and 70's. Agostino, directed by Mauro Bolognini, is no exception. The film is based on the novel of the same name --Agostino, written in 1945 by Alberto Moravia .

Sole a catinelle (2013)

Sole a catinelle is a beautiful portrayal of a father-son relationship, which can only be described as inspirational.

A Children’s Story (2004)

A Children's Story (Italian: Certi bambini) is a tension filled narrative with Coming-of-Age nuances. Recommended!

Balkanica LTD (2013)

A tension filled narrative and a surprising ending are featured in Balkanika LTD -- a story of the encounter between a young Croatian boy and an adult member of the Serbian militia.

Nene (1977)

Nenè genuinely portrays the voyage of a seven-year-old boy and his 14-year-old cousin, from childhood to adulthood.

Cuore di mamma (1969)

Cuore di mamma is an Italian period film (1960s) which attempts to show the influence media has on children.

Shoeshine (1946)

"Shoeshine" is a classic of the Coming-of-Age genre of film. Released in 1946 and set in post WWII Italy, its the story of two boys, best friends who earn money by shining the shoes of the American soldiers who occupy the city of Rome. Shoeshine is a touching, emotional and poignant film by the renowned director, Vittorio De Sica.
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