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Trusha (2015)

Beautiful camerawork, editing and a great musical score create a magical realism out of everyday situations and subjects, making Trusha a wonderful short film well deserving of being discovered and appreciated.

14+ (2015)

An accurate portrayal of what it is like to be a teenager nowadays, presented in a thoughtful and honest manner.

Yarik (2007)

Yarik focuses on the experiences of a young abandoned boy in Moscow and his encounters with kind strangers, policemen and criminals.

Bezhin Meadow

Bezhin Meadow (1937)

This Russian silent short film portrays a symbolic struggle between a boy of the new Russia and his evil father of the old one. A classic Coming-of-Age tale.

come and see

Come and See (1985)

In Come and See,Director Elem Klimov has created a masterpiece comparable to the 1962 acclaimed film by Andrey Tarkovskiy, Ivan's Childhood. The excessive violence in the film makes it unsuitable for young viewers, but it is by far one of the most powerful Coming-of-Age dramas I have ever seen.
Have You Forgotten What We Used to Play

Have You Forgotten What We Used to Play? (2010)

"Have You Forgotten What We Used to Play?" tells the story of a childhood, of a friendship and of growing up. A young man returns to the village where he grew up and discovers that both he and the place have changed. Yet, he soon finds himself immersed in his memories.
looking for my brother scene from the coming of age film The Orphans – Original Director’s Cut

The Orphans – Original Director’s Cut

Films are predominantly made for entertainment. However some, such as the Russian movie The Orphans (1977) -- thanks to its intelligently composed narrative -- lead its viewers to powerful conclusions about life.
Ласковый Май

Ласковый Май(Laskoviy May)

Review of the new Russian film Ласковый Май ( Gentle May) - coming of age films and great, uplifting treble music.


Russian directors never disappointed me when it comes to directing a good coming of age drama. Galina Daneliya-Yurkova left her distinctive mark on Frantsuz...

The Greenhouse effect

I knew about the Greenhouse effect for a while.  It has been recommended for me several times .  I thought that the film`s will...

Cheesecake (2008)

Cheesecake is a thriller , a psychological drama or a coming of age film – or why not all of those mixed together.


Russian cinema never ceased to amaze me with  powerful dramas . Movies like My Name is Ivan , The Return , Koktebel are just...