When you think about films depicting childhood, what comes to mind? Peter Pan, - the boy who never grew up - The Jungle Book, - living wild and free - ET: The Extra Terrestrial - accepting individuality, and differences?
All these mainstream family films are very good at showing an idealised childhood, and are rightly loved by millions. But everyone knows these films. What about the ones that don't get thrown in the limelight?
The BFI South Bank is dedicating a season to the Cinema of Childhood, but it is not show children's films made by Hollywood. Instead it is focusing on art films directed at an adult audience, that explore the darker threads of growing up. Up until the 28th June, it will showcase films from twelve countries, spanning over several decades.
Tickets are between £6-£11.50, and include films such as: