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Lady Bird (2017) written and directed by Greta Gerwig

Saoirse Ronan plays the brattishly eccentric titular adolescent who navigates an emotional rollercoaster ride at a Catholic high school in Sacramento. It moves from one humorous or dramatic highpoint to the next in a heady rush that creates a refreshingly honest picture of the cusp of adulthood.

Saoirse Ronan and Lucas Hedges in Lady Bird

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EIFF 2017: My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (2017)

Singularly weird but intelligent animation with a distinctive high school drawing aesthetic.

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EIFF 2017: Sami Blood (2016)

Fascinating look at ethnic prejudice with a flawed, persecuted adolescent protagonist.

Sami Blood - prejudice at a Swedish boarding school

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​Manchester by the Sea

Excellently acted and detailed drama about dealing with bereavement, marred slightly by its confusing flashback structure.

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