3 Must-see Coming-of-age Movies

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Almost Famous

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Blue is the Warmest Colour

3 Must-see Coming-of-age Movies

The adventurous character of adolescence has made of this life stage a great source of inspiration for screenwriters and filmmakers. As Eurochannel presents The Time of Secrets, a biopic about Marcel Pagnol’s teenage years, we have selected three must-see coming-of-age movies nobody should miss.

Almost Famous

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, Almost Famous follows William Miller, a baby-faced 16-years-old writer who finds himself immersed in the world of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll. The film stars are Patrick Fugit as Miller and Kate Hudson as Penny Lane, a prominent groupie.

Almost Famous is a semi-autobiographical story of Cameron Crowe, who was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. It is based on his experiences touring with rock bands Poco, the Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, among others. Crowe has discussed how during this period he lost his virginity, fell in love, and met his musical heroes.

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Polemical and arousing, Blue Is The Warmest Colour was the most popular French film in 2013 among teenagers. Based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh, starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, the movie tells the story of a French teenager who discovers desire and freedom when she meets a blue-haired aspiring painter.

At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palme d'Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI Prize. It is the first film to have the Palme d'Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses, with Seydoux and Exarchopoulos joining the director Jane Campion as the only women to have won the award.

The Fault in Our Stars

Starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of a 16-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters, another cancer patient, played by Elgort.

The Fault in Our Stars became an immediate blockbuster, becoming number one at the box office during its opening weekend, and grossing over $307 million worldwide against a budget of $12 million.

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