Growing Pains

Growing Pains

5 Episodes

Your childhood may have been rough, but it could have been so much worse . . .

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Growing Pains
  • The 400 Blows

    Episode 1

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1959 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy

    François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates t...

  • The Children Are Watching Us

    Episode 2

    Directed by Vittorio De Sica • 1944 • Italy
    Starring Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola

    A very early Vittorio de Sica effort, THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US was originally released in Italy as I BAMBINI CI GUARDANO. Director De Sica collaborated with another neorealist pioneer Cesar Zava...

  • Young Törless

    Episode 3

    Directed by Volker Schlöndorff • 1966 • France, West Germany
    Starring Mathieu Carrière, Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer

    At an Austrian boys’ boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized clas...

  • Warrendale

    Episode 4

    Directed by Allan King • 1967 • Canada

    For his enthralling first feature, Allan King took his cameras to a home for emotionally disturbed young people. Situated inside the facility like a fly on the wall, we witness the full spectrum of emotions displayed by twelve fascinating children and the...

  • Sweetie

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1989 • New Zealand
    Starring Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos

    Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature SWEETIE, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the button...