Child depression

A look a the inner life of children when they are facing pain or trauma.


Because younger characters usually don't yet have a clear understanding of sorrowful emotions and their implications, they may deal with them in an indirect way.
Some films opt to represent these emotional explorations through filters, be them fantasy or pretend games, that can be deeply symbolic. Other films choose to show the children's turmoils through complete realism, avoiding the more comfortable and safe space of imagination.

They all hit me like a truck.

  • The 400 Blows
  • Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • Angel's Egg
  • Stand by Me
  • Cat Soup
  • Nobody Knows
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • Like Stars on Earth
  • Let the Right One In
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Inside Out
  • Moonlight
  • A Monster Calls
  • The Florida Project
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Petite Maman