• 2014
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater
  • UK release: 11 July 2014

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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Multi-nominated and award-winning, this is a true labour of love. Linklater & his cast spent 12 years making a film about a family. It follows the son of separated parents and studies their relationship. This is the epic made deeply personal, with superb performances by the child leads as well as Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Strictly no admission to under 16s.

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Richard Linklater wins Best Director BAFTA

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Richard Linklater has won the Best Director prize at the British Academy Film Awards for 'Boyhood'. The 54-year-old director, whose previous work includes 'Dazed and Confused', overcame competition from Wes Anderson ('Grand Budapest Hotel'), Damian…

Boyhood sweeps London Critics' Circle Film Awards

19 Jan 2015

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