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Your search by 'Coming of Age' identified 19 films

Amy & Sophia
United Kingdom 2017 89 min.

An unlikely friendship forms when two troubled girls, haunted by their past, forge a shared future by using art as an escape from the present in this magical-realist drama.

And Then I Go
USA 2017 99 min.

In this taut, sensitive portrayal of teenage alienation, bullied eighth-grader Edwin is pressured by his only friend into a plot for revenge. Hope rises when an empathetic teacher recognizes his drawing skills—but as the stresses he faces continue to mount, catastrophe seems inevitable.

Bad Lucky Goat
Colombia 2017 76 min.

When they accidentally run over a goat and wreck their parents' truck, bickering siblings Corn and Rita spend the next 24 hours attempting to barter and bluff their way out of trouble. An unhurried, charmingly offbeat comedy of errors set against a ramshackle but music-filled Caribbean backdrop.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown
USA 2017 111 min.

When famed frontier lawman Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) is killed, his longtime sidekick Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) will stop at nothing to avenge his death in this homage to the golden age of Westerns, which inhabits the gray area between the heroes who wear the white hats and the villains in black.

Be Prepared
Poland 2017 85 min.

Scouts and hooligans conspire and clash at summer camp in this psychological thriller, in which Polish director Robert Glinski combines the aesthetics of home video and smartphone technology to probe the secret lives of young men as they learn how to contend with authority figures and enemies alike.

A Ciambra
Italy 2017 118 min.

Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. He drinks, smokes and follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the skills necessary for life on the streets. But when Cosimo disappears, Pio's would-be manhood is put to the test in this gritty coming-of-age drama, Italy’s 2018 Oscars nominee.

Corniche Kennedy
France 2016 94 min.

Marseilles makes a fittingly edgy backdrop for this French drama of first love careening toward danger. When a shy girl starts hanging out with the cool kids down by the shore, she delights in discovering lives so different from her own. Then the harsh realities of race and class begin to intrude.

DFF 40 Opening Night Presentation: Lady Bird
USA 2017 93 min.

Acclaimed actress Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut with this dramatic comedy, which explores both the humor and the pathos of the turbulent relationship between mothers and daughters while pondering the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Disappearance
Iran 2017 89 min.

This taut Iranian drama takes place in Tehran over the course of one long winter's night. Sara, bleeding and in need of medical care, claims she has been raped. When treatment is refused, a nightmarish, deception-filled journey for help begins, with the 19-year-old's health increasingly at risk.

Fry Day
USA 2016 16 min.

An adolescent girl comes of age against the backdrop of Ted Bundy's execution in 1989.

Heartstone
Iceland 2016 129 min.

Thor and Kristjan negotiate the turmoil of adolescence in this emotional coming-of-age drama set in rural Iceland, where the boys' friendship is sorely tested when one discovers the other's true feelings about him. The young cast delivers compelling performances amid landscapes of harsh majesty.

In the Blood
Denmark 2016 114 min.

Set over the course of a summer in Copenhagen, this moody coming-of-age tale from Rasmus Heisterberg follows four 20-somethings who drink, take drugs and rave together, heeding their mantra that responsibility is overrated. But the passage into adulthood is as inevitable as it is undesirable.

Jasper Jones
Australia 2017 105 min.

Small-town Australia: kids on bicycles, homework, cricket…and a girl gone missing. As the locals embark on a search for the missing child in this hybrid love story–murder mystery, one boy struggles to uncover the truth, protect his friends, follow his heart and take his first steps into adulthood.

Rumble Fish
USA 1983 94 min.

Francis Ford Coppola's self-styled 1983 "art film for teenagers" is an intimate tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers set in a dreamlike, timeless Tulsa, Oklahoma, and distinguished by haunting black-and-white visuals. Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane star.

Scaffolding
Israel 2017 90 min.

In Israel’s pick for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars, troubled teen Asher is torn between loyalty to his favorite teacher and to his father, who expects his son to take over the family business. When tragedy strikes, Asher must take the ultimate test of maturity to resolve his dilemma.

Summer 1993
Spain 2017 93 min.

Writer-director Carla Simón makes her feature debut with this quietly affecting family drama, set in sun-drenched rural Spain, about a young orphan girl sent to live with her aunt and uncle and struggling to overcome her loneliness and disorientation.

Supot
Philippines 2016 13 min.

After refusing a ritual intended to usher him into manhood, Rene-boy tries various methods to erase the mark of cowardice.

While I Was Gone
USA 2017 15 min.

Suspicious that his brother is stealing from him, Lucas goes on a crosstown search to confront the problem.

Wild Horses
United Kingdom 2017 26 min.

Joan’s efforts at teenage rebellion are frustrated by both her illness and her mother—until increasingly vivid dreams and an overzealous tutor inspire her to realize her independence.

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