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Adulting - featuring Coming-Of-Age Films

Noun (informal): The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.

Someone once said that adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street, and then getting hit by an airplane.


On CinemaWorld On-Demand* this April, follow 6 teens from different corners of the globe as they experience the pains (and joys) of adulting.


In Casa Grande, the son of an upper class family falls for a mixed-race girl from the wrong side of town and is forced to face the harsh realities of racism and class struggle. Set in the heart of the Lone Star state is the Berlinale nominee and American indie hit, Petting Zoo, where high school student, Layla, is faced with an unexpected pregnancy just before graduation.


Blood is thicker than water, as proven in My Name Is Maya. A coming-of-age tale of 2 sisters, Alice and Niki, who are due to be fostered out into different families. Together, they run away and seek refuge in the streets of Rome where their lives will be changed forever.


Be inspired by the fortitude of youthful dreams and wide-eyed aspirations in this Venice Film Festival winner, As I Open My Eyes. A girl with a promising future but fitted with a rebellious streak, Farah is conflicted between being a singer and a doctor.


For fangirls, you will definitely want to catch Single By Contract. 17-year-old Lila falls in love with Chriz who, unbeknownst to her, is Germany’s biggest teen pop idol!


And one of our most-watched films – The Empty Hours. Young Sebastian is placed in charge of running a motel in Veracruz. There, he meets Miranda, a regular customer whose married lover always keeps her waiting and an ambiguous game of flirtation commences between them.


Catch their journeys of self-awareness, self-discovery and self-love anytime on CinemaWorld On-Demand*.


*Available in selected territories.

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