Possibly Louis Malle’s best film, the Oscar-nominated semi-autobiographical drama Au Revoir les Enfants focuses on the tragic friendship between two boys.
Coming of Age Movies
Belfast movie: Kenneth Branagh is shooting his ‘most personal film,’ set in tumultuous 1960s Northern Ireland. Judi Dench and Jamie Dornan among stars.
Friendly Persuasion with Dorothy McGuire, Gary Cooper, and Anthony Perkins. William Wyler’s rural-19th-century-set, coming-of-age family drama Friendly Persuasion (1956) has several elements in common with Clarence Brown’s rural-19th-century-set, period coming-of-age…
Shane Meadows’ Somers Town movie is a minor but worthwhile portrayal of an unlikely friendship. Tribeca and London Film Critics winner Thomas Turgoose stars.
Ryan Murphy’s Running with Scissors movie version of Augusten Burroughs’ memoirs is a dramatic mess. Annette Bening is its sole redeeming feature.
A heartfelt (semi-)autobiographical tale set in a part of the world that’s rarely been seen on screen, and boasting a cast that includes Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, and Julie Walters.…
Set during El Salvador’s Civil War, Luis Mandoki’s sentimental yet horrifying Innocent Voices shows how the carnage affects a little boy’s life.
Cao Hamburger directed The Year My Parents Went on Vacation. Set in 1970, the year Brazil (or rather, the soccer team representing the country) won the World Cup, O Ano em…
Personal and political realms are inexorably intertwined in the Chilean coming-of-age drama Machuca, set at the time of that country’s 1973 military coup.