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Little Men

Little Men
  • 2016
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Greg Kinnear, Michael Barbieri, Theo Taplitz, Talia Balsam, Maliq Johnson, Anthony Angelo Flamminio, Madison Wright, Mauricio Bustamante, John Proccacino, Alfred Molina

Jake (Taplitz), a 13 year old aspiring artist, moves to Brooklyn with his parents (Kinnear, Ehle) to occupy the apartment of his deceased grandfather, where he befriends Tony (Barbieri). Insightful and superbly performed coming-of-age tale, forgoing clichés and obvious emotional angles to explore the frustration of 'kidulthood'.

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Little Men

21 Jun 20164 stars

EIFF 2016: Insightful coming-of-ager from Ira Sachs, with Greg Kinnear and Paulina García

Ira Sachs’ last film, the delectably bittersweet Love Is Strange, focused on the enduring love between two men: one middle-aged, the other late in life. Yet it ended with a gesture that kick-started a teenager’s passage from petulant kid to considerate…

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