Linklater's family saga, 12-years to make, captivates Berlin

February 13, 2014 7:06 PM

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Linklater's family saga, 12-years to make, captivates Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" which portrays an American family over a 12-year-period as the two children mature into young adults has emerged as a leading contender for the top award at this year's Berlin film festival.

The movie, shot at regular intervals from 2002 as the actors steadily aged, is a tender meditation on the passage of time, the messiness of human relationships and modern American life.

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