Richard Linklater | 166 mins | | 1.85:1 | USA / English | 15 / R
Originally titled 12 Years, until 12 Years a Slave came along, that’s the thing Boyhood will always be most famous for: it was shot from 2002 to 2013, for a few days each year, with the same actors developing and ageing in real time, to tell a story of childhood like never before.
It’s focused on Mason Jr (Ellar Coltrane), who lives with his mother, Olive (Patricia Arquette), and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) in Texas. Their dad, Mason Sr (Ethan Hawke), works in Alaska and turns up once in a blue moon. As the years roll on, we follow the family as Olive gains and loses…
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