Boyhood by Richard Linklater at Centre Pompidou

Published by Pierre B. · Published on 27 November 2019 at 14h49
Boyhood is one of those movies remarkable because of their production. Shot in 12 years, between 2001 and 2013, American film maker Richard Linklater shows us how a child grows up and builds himself through time. The movie is screened on November 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Centre Pompidou. As the film maker and actors Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke will be there, it would be such a shame to miss this exceptional cinematographic experience!

Boyhood is a film directed by Richard Linklater. Screened as part of the retrospective devoted to the filmmaker and his relationship with time, we could think it was especially made for this special movie. As a matter of fact, on November 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. Centre Pompidou offers us to enjoy the movie that took 12 years to see daylight.

12 years, this is the time it took to create this movie. How come? Because Richard Linklater wanted to follow the evolution of a young boy “in real time”.


Since their father (Ethan Hawke) left for Alaska, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), 6, and his sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) live with their mother in a small city in Texas. Until his majority, we follow the evolution of Mason. It’s a movie “in real time” that shows how a family changes, how a little boy transforms into a young adult. It’s an instructive movie that moves us a lot because of its realism and that keeps the documentary universe at bay.

Here’s a foretaste of the movie with the trailer:


In 2 hours, we follow 12 years in a life. From 6 to 18 years old, we follow the transformation of a Texan boy, shunted from once city to another with his sister and his mother, sometimes with a man, sometimes single again. We see the evolution of a real boy, actor Ellar Coltrane and his character Mason Jr. It’s a cinematographic and original support in his relationship with time that left its mark on the public and the critics.

After winning a Silver Bear at the Berlin film festival, as well as the Golden Globes for best director and best drama movie in 2015, it’s such a chance to watch and watch again this remarkable movie because of its result and its conception.

It’s an exceptional screening, with the filmmaker, actor Ethan Hawke and actress Lorelei Linklater, that Centre Pompidou provides us with!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 27 November 2019
Starts at 8 p.m.



    Place Georges-Pompidou
    75004 Paris 4


    Métro ligne 11 station "Rambuteau"

    Tarif Réduit: €3
    Plein Tarif: €5

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