As far as experiments go, Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” was a real roll of the dice. Would a drama shot for a few days each year, chronicling the real-time (but fictional) coming-of-age of a young boy, work when all the material is cut together? Well, the answer from the Sundance and Berlin film festivals was a resounding “yes,” and new images from the epic film have arrived.
Featuring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, but led by newcomer Ellar Coltrane, the film follows a family, through the eyes of a young boy, who are dealing with divorce and the obligations and responsibilities that come with the territory. But sprawling over two hours, and spanning nearly a decade, the film takes viewers on a journey through the experiences and changes of the lead character, in a way that we haven’t quite seen before. And indeed, our review called the film “a remarkable accomplishment that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.”
“Boyhood” opens in limited release on July 11th. Check out the new images below.