Coming of age

Rain (2001)

The setting is a lazy beach community in New Zealand, where the adults throw drunken house parties at night and sleep through the day, while the kids pretty much are left to take care of themselves. Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki) is at the age where she is on the cusp of becoming a woman, all budding sexuality combined …

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Ratcatcher is a film about childhood in the same tradition of My Life As a Dog. Just like a child’s life, the story rambles from incident to incident, without much forewarning or thought. In fact, in a rather jarring introduction, we see a little boy playing in the curtains at home. He then goes outside …

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A huge hit in Canada, C.R.A.Z.Y. basically swept the Genie Awards, winning almost a dozen awards, including Best Motion Picture. On the surface, you could classify it as a coming-of-age movie, or a gay-coming-of-age movie, or a father-son drama, or a family drama, or even a wacky 70s flashback comedy. While watching the film, you …

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