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Beyond the Horizon (2019)

Beyond the Horizon is a captivating Coming-of-Age film which focuses on change and the complexity of human relationships.

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.

Baby Bump (2015)

A provocative, even vulgar at times, portrayal of growing up from a child's perspective.

Holger & Vilde (2010)

A bitter-sweet story about friendship, growing up, first love and everything in between.

Sommerjubel (1986)

The Norwegian short film Sommerjubel is a comedy filled with little jokes and charming scenes – light entertainment at its best.  While much of the film's humor may be lost on adults, it will be caught and enjoyed by younger audiences. 

The Tender Bar: A Book Review

This memoir of J.R. Moehringer is a prime example of an excellent Coming-of-Age novel and will provide hours of unforgettable reading experiences. Highly recommended!

Elvis! Elvis! (1976)

"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.

Coming of Age in The Little Prince

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is not only one of the best-selling books ever - it is also one of the best coming of age novels ever written.

Second Hand Child (2003)

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".