coming of age films
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No matter how old you are or what part of town you lived in growing up, over the years the same conflicts and challenges surrounding the first loves of teenagers and young adults have been essentially been the same from generation to generation. Regardless which first love Coming-of-Age movie you choose to watch, you will be able to find a connection to your past.
Respiro is an Italian drama set on the island of Lampedusa (near Sicily). The cinematography of the film features stunning nature scenes, impressive underwater shots and abstract images, greatly contributing to the enjoyment of the film, which will appeal mainly to lovers of art house cinema.
To provide a readily available resource for fellow fans of this genre (who may be looking for an updated guide to films they'd like to view) and, secondly, to preserve the many reviews I've written over the years here on theskykid.com, I've written a new book: Coming Of Age Movies: Growing Up On Screen
There’s a lot to be said for watching Coming of Age movies with your kids, using this medium when other attempts for getting through to the child don’t seem to work. And there could be a benefit or two for the parent as well.
TheSkyKid.Com is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Coming of Age Movie Awards, which honor actors and movies in the coming of age genre.