Coming of Age Films

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1981

Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Tal is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. Only 60 miles separate them but how many bombings, check-points, sleepless nights and bloodstained days stand between them?

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A Peck on the Cheek

On her 9th birthday, Amudha discovers she is an orphan from war-torn Sri Lanka.

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A Simple Curve

A father and son run their own two-man furniture business but have opposing ideologies on what should guide their craftsmanship, quality or commerce.

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Alamar

Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

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Aliyah

Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score, while balancing a new romance, a past lover, a lifelong friendship and his bro...

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Amorous

Four Londoners move to an isolated cottage to test social conventions and their own inhibitions by swapping partners and exploring unconventional sex.

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An Insignificant Harvey

A janitor at a small town ski resort, who also happens to be a little person, has his life dramatically change when he finds a stray husky and falls for an exotic dancer.

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Apaches

A group of well meaning but morally bankrupt teenagers live the fast life in Corsica, but things spiral out of control when one of them wants to confess their crimes.

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Arcadia

Greta's dad is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is their mother.

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August the First

Tunde's family throws him a graduation party, but they have no idea that he has arranged for his estranged father to attend.

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Bad Lucky Goat

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation.

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Before Your Eyes

Two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered by a member of a secret state security force.

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Belle and Sebastian

Based on the beloved children’s book, this heartwarming tale set in the picturesque French Alps follows the relationship of a motherless six-year-old boy and his loyal dog during the Nazi occupation...

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Ben X

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

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Blush

An Israeli high school girl struggles in the pursuit of her identity due to family issues, until she falls in love with the new girl at her school.

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Borrowed Time

A teenager with the wrong friends and a grumpy old man form an unlikely bond that will help them both find a way out of their respective troubles.

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Breathe

Two teens embark on a close new friendship that quickly escalates toward an inevitable and extraordinary collapse. Directed by Melanie Laurent.

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Broken

11 year-old Skunk’s innocence begins to vanish as her home, neighborhood and school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to fear-filled doubt.

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Buddy

Kristoffer's love life is on the rocks. But what can you expect from a guy who likes to videotape himself and his friends pulling outrageous stunts? So when Kristoffer's video diary winds up at a popu...

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Campfire

Rachel, a widow with two beautiful daughters, wants to join a controversial religious settlement, but first must prove that she and her teenage daughters can avoid sexual temptation.

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Carol's Journey

In the spring of 1938, Carol's eyes are opened to a shocking new world of excitement, intrigue and danger.

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Choking Man

A shy dishwasher and the Chinese waitress he adores provide a psychological engine for this intense blend of drama and magic realism.

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Clandestine Childhood

The story of Juan's undercover childhood, the son of Argentinian rebels with a hope to improve their children's future.

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Corpo Celeste

When a 13-year-old-girl is thrown into Confirmation classes, she discovers the hypocrisy of the Church, and struggles to come of age despite the misguided adults around her.

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Day and Night

An unreservedly matter-of-fact look at two young women who consider prostitution an adventure until reality catches up with them

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El Bola

When a new boy arrives at his school, Pablo - whose own family life is filled with violence - discovers a family where love actually does prevail.

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Foreign Letters

From different worlds, Ellie and Thuy form a powerful bond that helps Ellie cope with the hardships of adjusting to her new life in the states.

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Garibaldi's Lovers

Through a hilarious series of coincidences, three very different characters give each other new hope for their futures - and for the city itself, so emblematic of our times.

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Ginger and Cinnamon

When Stefania breaks up with her boyfriend Andrea, little does she realize what the summer has in store for her. She winds up on vacation at a Greek resort 'isle of love' with her 14 year old niece wh...

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Glassland

A young Dublin taxi driver gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from addiction and provide for his younger brother with Down syndrome.

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Hard Drive

Ditch falls in love with Debs, a beautiful American runaway. He quickly discovers she has a lot of emotional baggage and tries to help her overcome her troubled past.

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Hop

As Justin and his father enjoy a soccer match, a chain of events leads to the father’s abduction. Justin must embark on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with him.

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I Am Yours

An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.

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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Right before Silviu is to be released from juvenile detention, his mother kidnaps the younger brother he has single-handedly raised. With no other option, he explodes in a shocking act of defiance.

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Ilo Ilo

As Teresa, a live-in Filipino maid in Singapore, becomes an unspoken part of the Lim family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the family's new normal.

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Jasper Jones

A riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14.

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King of Devil's Island

A teenager accused of murder is sent to an island reform school where the director torments the boys—but it’s only a matter of time before he plots a cruel revenge.

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La Boyita

Jorgelina’s summer with Mario, who’s in the midst of an adolescence transformation, sets them on a road to discovery and, ultimately, acceptance of the mysteries of sexuality that will bring the y...

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Lake Tahoe

After teenage Juan crashes the family car into a pole, he encounters oddball characters who help him face the family crisis he initially tried to escape.

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Little Sparrows

Against the backdrop of an Australian summer, 3 divergent sisters face turning points in their lives and romantic entanglements while watching their mother’s heroic battle with cancer.

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Lucky

A young orphan ironically – or perhaps fittingly – named Lucky leaves his Zulu village for the big city after his mother passes away.

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Madeinusa

A young woman of privilege and a man of no social status meet as a small town prepares to wallow in forbidden pleasure in this satiric drama

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Manito

Manny faces an ill-fated decision that could change his life forever, while his ex-con older brother Junior tries to prevent him from becoming another casualty of their rough neighborhood.

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Mother of Mine

After his father dies in battle, Finnish youth Eero learns that his mother is packing him off to live with a Swedish foster family. As World War II escalates, Eero's new home in the neutral nation is ...

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Munyurangabo

After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in th...

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My Mistress

What starts as a beautiful and strangely innocent affair between a vulnerable teenage romantic and a French S&M mistress soon becomes more dangerous.

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Night Has Settled

In 1980s New York, a teenager's world comes crashing down when the family's housekeeper, who is like a mother to him, suffers a stroke.

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Off White Lies

A father and his daughter live through the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon.

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Only When I Dance

This stunning documentary follows two teenage ballet dancers aspiring to leave their violent favela homes in Brazil to join a revolutionary dance company in the US

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Puppylove

A lonely teen's friendship with a free-spirited British neighbor pushes her to break free of the bonds of childhood.

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Puzzled Love

Sun and Lucas fall head over heels in love while they are exchange students in Barcelona, and they try not to think about being separated at the end of the term.

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Seamonsters

The friendship between two teenage boys becomes irrevocably changed when a new girl arrives in their quiet seaside town.

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Secrets of War

With the war escalating around them, three friends in a Nazi-occupied village find their bond put to the test as secrets are revealed and loyalty is challenged.

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Somers Town

A runaway and a Polish immigrant form a strong bond as they work odd jobs and vie for the affection of a beautiful French girl.

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Stations of the Cross

Captured in fourteen fixed-angle, single-shot tableaux, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is an indictment of fundamentalist faith and an articulation of one teen’s struggle to define her own life.

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Sucker

A teenager has his dreams of medical school destroyed when he gets caught cheating. As punishment, his parents banish him to the countryside for the summer, where he meets a conman who calls himself T...

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Take Me to the River

A Californian teenager's plan to come out at his Nebraskan family reunion gets derailed when a bloodstain on his young cousin's dress places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.

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Tanta Agua

Divorced father Alberto takes his two adolescent children on vacation and refuses to let the incessant rains ruin his plans for quality family time.

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The Colors of the Mountain

Manuel dreams of being a goalkeeper and ventures into a minefield to rescue his new ball.

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The Deflowering of Eva Van End

When an Adonis-like German exchange student moves in, the lives of a suburban family are turned hilariously upside down.

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The Drummer

A young fugitive from a Chinese mobster finds peace with a group of Zen musicians.

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The Dynamiter

A boy whose mother abandoned him ponders the meaning of family after a school counselor assigns him an essay.

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The Nun

In 1760s France, a young woman is sent to a convent where she’s faced with the dehumanizing realities of a cloistered life she never wanted. Based on the novel by Diderot.

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The Piano in a Factory

To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.

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The Way I Spent the End of the World

In communist era Romania, people live with hope for a new life of freedom as a group of young children devise a plan to kill their dictator.

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The Wind Journeys

A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

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Theeb

Arabia, 1916. A young Bedouin boy named Theeb ("Wolf") ventures on a treacherous journey across the desert, encountering mercenaries, revolutionaries and raiders as he tries to survive and live up to ...

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Vasermil

Three teenagers living in a rough neighborhood pin their future on football.

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Viva Cuba

In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' socioeconomic differences.

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XXY

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old and the challenge presented by her medical condition.

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