Tag Archives: Coming of Age

This is Not Berlin (Review) – Friendships change on a journey into art, sex, music and drugs in 80’s Mexico City

‘Esto no es Berlín’ Hari Sama’s semi-autobiographical new film ‘This is Not Berlin’ buzzes with the vibrant and intoxicating energy of 1980’s counterculture. The freshly emerging punk and new wave scene of Mexico City sweeping two teenage friends into a newly emerging world of art, sex, risk and liberation. The boys friendship challenged and changed …

Blinded by the Light – Review

Inspired by the teenage life of writer Sarfraz Manzoor (Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock’n’ Roll). Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham) delivers a film of warmth, affection and social commentary on 80’s Britain, that shines alongside its Springsteen rich score. Blinded by the light reimagines the story of Manzoor, taking his passion …

Girl

Inspired by the real life story of Nora Monsecour. Lucas Dhont brings us a beautiful coming of age debut feature, exploring the emotional and physical complexity of transitioning gender for young people. Starting at one of the most prestigious dance schools in Belgium, Lara (Victor Polster) not only contends with the tough training of the …