Shot using the same cast over the remarkable period of 12 years, Boyhood charts Mason's progress from first grade to college without resorting to cliched big moments. We are following the small stuff here, and that allows us in to a believable and nuanced story of one boy's progress, and his relationship with his family. Shot using 35mm film throughout (which was the norm in 2002 and much less so now), this also stands as a lament for a vanishing medium.


Richard Linklater

USA 2014 165m