So if you haven’t already figured, Richard Linklater is one of my favorite directors, and his latest craft has just released it’s official trailer. It’s called Boyhood and Linklater went above and beyond to bring this story idea to life. It premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival back in January, and received plenty of thumbs ups. Over the course of 12 years, Linklater filmed the life of a young boy, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), as he goes through his teenage years into adulthood. The parents, played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, age with the boy as well, and cope with the struggles and rewards of raising Mason and his sister Samantha. Here I’ve shared the official trailer with all of you, and I hope you’re as wrapped into this film as I am after watching.
I saw the trailer and was just amazed at the transformations on screen through the years, especially the change in a little boy when he becomes almost fully grown. It seems like a film that will really hit a sentimental spot in all of us. The effort and time (literally) that it took to get this footage and produce this film really shows. It’s nothing I’ve ever seen from any director before. It makes me kind of wonder if this will become like a trend to others, but maybe not. Who knows? It’s gonna be a film we can all relate to, all of us from different environments and countries, even. There’s no barrier in a film like this that can tear the universal feelings of our childhood.
I count on seeing Boyhood when it’s released. There’s no way I can miss a film whose concept is setting the bar that high in innovation. It’s release date is set for July 11th in U.S. theaters. It looks like Richard Linklater is truly gonna make cinematic history with this one.