Previously at the ICA - Films
10 Jun 2014 – 7 Aug 2014
★★★★★ 'An astonishing achievement'. Telegraph
★★★★★ 'Acted with such grace and ease that it scarcely looks like acting at all'. Guardian
★★★★★ 'A work of unprecedented scope and sensitivity'. Total Film
★★★★★ 'Unshakable, witty and deeply felt.' Time Out
No stranger to episodic filmmaking, Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight) succeeds brilliantly in following a boy’s life from the ages of six to 18, shooting periodically over 12 years.
Ellar Coltrane plays Mason, the son of Mason Snr. and Olivia (Linklater regulars Hawke and Arquette). As his divorced parents find new partners of varying suitability, Mason Jnr. faces emotional and physical uncertainties with growing maturity. Whether he’s squabbling with his older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater, the director’s daughter), arguing Star Wars lore with his dad, or having his heart broken by an out-of-his-league first love, the film renders the apparently commonplace both unfamiliar and compelling. And while the changes Mason and Samantha undergo are obvious, they’re subtly matched by those of their parents in this unique collaborative feat.
Boyhood, dir. Richard Linklater, USA 2014, 166 mins
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