UK Release Date: 11th July 2014
Runtime: 166 minutes
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater
Synopsis: The life of a young boy, from the age of six to 18, is condensed into the space of three hours as we visit him at key times in his life.
Every now and then, a film comes along that does something really special with the format. Dazed & Confused director Richard Linklater’s twelve year labour Boyhood is a prime example. Shot in brief periods over the course of more than a decade, it tracks the central character and those around him as he goes through the tumultuous process of growing up.
To put it mildly, it’s a little bit brilliant.