Boyhood: An Indie Epic

Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

Richard Linklater is one of the finest film-makers we have working today. Often capturing the nuances of youth and life, his latest film ‘Boyhood‘ is making serious waves in the film circuit. To add a little bit more context, Boyhood has a 99% rating based on 150 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 9.4 out of 10. That makes it the highest rated movie EVER! Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian has already called it one of the greatest films of all time. Click here to read his review of the film.

But what exactly is Boyhood about? As Linklater himself puts it, the film is about ” life… about growing up… its about time passing… and about life going on“. The most distinguishing and perhaps groundbreaking feature of the film, which many might consider its primary claim to fame, is that Linklater shot it like a documentary, over a twelve year period, and using the same star-cast. It tracks down the life of a hapless seven-year-old Texan boy, as he grows into an inquisitive young adult. Now, a movie of such an epic proportion would have definitely gone through a number of obstacles in its production. To know more about the production of Boyhood and the vision behind its making, check out this video originally appearing on VICE.

Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette

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