The Berlin Film Festival kicked off yesterday with 20 films in competition and ready to be judged by a jury that includes the venerable Greta Gerwig, Michel Gondry and Christoph Waltz. i-D takes a look at the five films getting all the early heat for the coveted Golden Bear.
Starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke
Richard Linklater – the man behind the Before Sunset trilogy – will premiere his fascinating latest project at the festival. Boyhood has been shot piece by piece every summer since 2002. It stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as the married parents of a young boy, played by Ellar Salmon, and chronicles the boy’s life from six to 16 as his parent’s marriage begins to unravel. They age and mature in real time, in front of our eyes. Taking part in a Reddit AMA, Hawke said of the project:“Doing a scene with a young boy at the age of 7, when he talks about why do raccoons die, and at the age of 12 when he talks about video games, and 17, when he asks me about girls, and have it be the same actor - to watch his voice and body morph - it's a little bit like time-lapse photography of a human being.”