A list of 10 movies that will make you return to your 18 years
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June 22, 2022 at 8.30
It officially started there Expires 2022 (here the traces of the first test), an exam that, for the first time after two years of pandemic, returns to its (almost) original form. After two editions where students faced a single maxi oral, the written Italian and the second test, different from school to school, are back.
For those who are a few years older, each high school graduation edition allows you to go back as a teenager for a few hours, among the tones of the inevitable “Evening before exam” of Venditti and the curiosity of the themes of the tests. But to remember the old maturity and get to know the new one, you do not have to flip through the album of memories: cinema is enough. So here’s a list of 10 movies that – just like in a time machine – will make you go back to your 18 years.
- The night before the exam
- The night before the exam – today
- Immature – The Journey
- What will become of us
- Summer on me
- Classes – Between the walls
- Ecce humlebi
10 films that tell the story of maturity
The night before the exam
Fausto Brizzi’s film with Nicolas Vaporidis is from 2006, but is set from 1989. Probably for this reason it is not difficult to identify even for those who are a little older in age. The story is simple: a group of children go on to the final year of high school and have to sit for exams, between fear of the exam, anger at professors and group dynamics showing friendships and loves born.
The night before the exam – today
The film takes place in 2006, the year of the victory of the Italian national football team at the World Cup. It tells the story of Luca Molinari, who falls in love with a dolphin trainer just before graduation and risks losing graduation because of her. However, he was rescued at the last minute by his friends.
The worst nightmare that any adult has had at least once in their life. The film tells the story of a group of alumni who are called back from school to take the final exams again, canceled due to legal issues. Each of them has changed since school, but some characteristics have remained the same: Studying together for exams will bring friends back together just like they used to.
Immature – The Journey
The sequel to the previous film tells the journey that friends back together in the first film organize to celebrate the graduation. A beautiful way to go back to the first real summer: maturity.
What will become of us
It tells the story of Matteo, Paolo and Manuel, who are planning a trip to Santorini to meet a girl who is interested in one of the three. On the ferry to Greece, however, they will meet two girls who, along with other characters, will radically change the cards on the table and force them to grow and mature.
Summer on me
The main character, Marco, is 18 years old and is involved in an accident just before graduation. When the compensation money arrives, he decides to go to the United States, where he gets to know a school campaign and a few friends better. The journey here is above all intended as a personal journey for growth and change. A film reminiscent of the beauty and confusion of the twenties, where any experience can change the perspective of the world.
A film that tells the story of two friends who try to pass the state exam for the third time, in the middle of love and jealousy.
The background to the masterpiece by Paolo Virzì is the story of two very different boys in terms of character and social background. The two friends will get to know each other better during the final year of high school and experience adventure until they grow up and mature permanently.
Classes – Between the walls
French film from 2008 recorded in a class consisting of real students. The film, which consists of joyful and other complicated moments, highlights the relationship between students and professors and the growth of the school environment with all its difficulties.
The 1978 historical film by Nanni Moretti is about four friends from the sixties who are looking for serenity and a change in their lives. In the background maturity exam, which one of the four knows closely by making repetitions of Greek and Latin for some students going to exam.