Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Runtime: 165 min.
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.
Awards & Festivals:
Academy Award - Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award - Best Film/Drama, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
Berlin Film Festival - Silver Bear, Reader Jury of Berliner Morgenstern Award, Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas
BAFTA Award - Best Film, Best Supporting Actress
BIFA Award - Best Independent International Film
San Sebastian International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize
Independent Spirit Award - Best Director, Best Sypporting Actress
Sattellite Award - Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
Gotham Award - Audience Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival - Sonny Bono Award