21 February 2015

Boyhood | 6才のボクが、大人になるまで。

Director/Writer: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

I missed this film when it was released last summer and always wanted to see it. Thanks to its Oscar nomination, it is showing at a lot of cinemas at the moment and I didn't miss the chance this time.

Boyhood is written and directed by Richard Linklater who's also written and directed the "Before" trilogy. In the trilogy, the films depict one day in the life of a man and a woman every nine years. In this film, we see a boy growing from six years old to eighteen years old and actual shooting was over twelve years. The boy and his family are getting older and their faces gradually change. It feels like the film is showing time itself. Seeing his life story in this context and witnessing him going from being confused by adults around him to finding his dream and getting up on his legs makes me feel like I'm his auntie or something.


ビフォア・シリーズでは2人の男女の1日を9年ごとに切り取っていますが、 この映画では、6歳の少年が18歳になるまで(まさに Boyhood!)を12年かけて撮影しています。

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