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Bored of YA movies? Head to the Barbican for a weekend of nostalgic childhood films

By Time Out Film

If you’ve had your fill of Maze Running and Hunger Gaming, the Barbican is offering a very decent alternative to the recent glut of Young Adult movies. This weekend, the Chronic Youth Film Festival brings a range of shorts and feature films to the centre’s big screens. They’ve all got one thing in common: they’re all about being a kid. Or teenager.

There’s a programme of short films by African filmmakers to catch, as well as films from Brazil and Sweden. ‘Summer 1993’ (pictured) is a Spanish drama exploring the pain of grief for children. It all wraps up with a pair of French shorts, ‘A Child in the Crowd’ and ‘The Mischief Makers’. The latter was the first film by some bloke called François Truffaut. Wonder whatever happened to him.

Chronic Youth Film Festival runs at Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre from Mar 17 to 18. Head to the official site for the full programme.

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