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Your search by 'Coming of Age' identified 17 films

Baden Baden
Belgium 2016 96 min.

When wandering 20-something Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg to find her grandmother ill, she settles down to try to help around the house while rekindling old flames—and lighting new ones. A dreamy portrait of a young woman gaining the courage to navigate adulthood.

Best and Most Beautiful Things
USA 2016 90 min.

Michelle, a bright, young, legally blind woman with Asperger’s, prepares to confront “the good, the bad and the ugly” of independent living in this empowering documentary celebration of outcasts who seek to confront the “uncensored world” and discover communities that might sustain them.

Black Head Cow
Tanzania 2016 12 min.

In a remote Maasai village in rural Tanzania, a young schoolgirl is suddenly confronted by an arranged marriage.

The Eagle Huntress
United Kingdom 2016 87 min.

Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, this awe-inspiring documentary follows 13-year-old Aisholopan as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to hunt eagles, a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

DFF 39 Red Carpet Matinee: The Edge of Seventeen
USA 102 min.

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).

The Fear of Disappearing
USA 2015 3 min.

Director Joshua Seigel tries to find a way to keep himself from disappearing.

Girls and Boys
USA 2015 14 min.

A portrait of a dance instructor with her students in the Polish-American community of North Brooklyn.

Green Horse Rustlers
Czech Republic 2016 105 min.

Pavel and Ka a are obsessed with illegally mining the semiprecious stone green moldovite in South Bohemia. With all the action of a vintage-era Western (police run-ins, mine collapses, brawls), this Czech drama gives viewers a glimpse into a singular subculture.

Growing Up Coy
USA 2016 82 min.

Meet the Mathises, a Colorado family whose four-year-old child self-identifies as a girl. When Coy is forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school, they’re spurred to take legal action. This documentary follows their struggle all the way to the Supreme Court.

United Kingdom 2016 12 min.

An enchanting tale about a lonely young man named Hugo, who was born with uniquely long fingers.

Lily Lane
Hungary 2016 91 min.

Featuring creepy, often stunning camerawork and startling sound effects, this unsettling Hungarian drama meanders—much like a fairy tale—through a darkling world, as unstable, childlike Rebeka takes her young son Dani on journeys around Budapest telling stories.

My First Highway
Belgium 2016 82 min.

A seaside family vacation provides a deceptively placid setting for this startling drama out of Belgium, in which director Kevin Meul explores the emotional turbulence of youth and the veil that separates thrill from disaster through the consequences of a teenage boy’s fumbling attempts at romance.

Point Zero
Brazil 2015 84 min.

Bullied and withdrawn, 15-year-old Enio bears the brunt of his parents’ dissolving marriage. Torn between them and filled with his own confusing desires, Enio steals his father’s car and sets out to find love and understanding in a world seemingly devoid of both in this striking Brazilian drama.

The Rain Collector
United Kingdom 2015 13 min.

Inspired by true events from Vanessa Kentworth’s life, this is the story of a woman who confounded ideas of what was appropriate or expected and got involved in science in Victorian England.

The Send-Off
USA 2016 12 min.

Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high-school prom, a group of students enters the night with the hope of transcending their small town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.

Iceland 2015 99 min.

In this quiet coming-of-age tale by Rúnar Rúnarsson, a teenaged boy returns to a bleak, rain-flecked hamlet in remote northwest Iceland, where life revolves around the local fish factory and cheap booze—and where no one understands him except his grandmother and the shy, beautiful, unavailable Lára.

Winner Gagnant
Canada 2016 13 min.

Everyone wants to be a winner.

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