NAPOLI, December 14: Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” – nominated to 5 Golden Globes and frontrunner in the Oscar Race 2015 – has been presented with the Capri Family Award, which will be received by the movie’s protagonist, Ellar Coltrane, at Capri, Hollywood (December 26 – January 2).
The 20-year-old actor from Texas, literally grew through the film shoot as he was 7 years old when he started incarnating his character, alongside his parents in the film, actors Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, both nominated for the SAG Awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
Capri in the winter is therefore more and more turning into an attraction for young people, to whom a whole festival section is dedicated, which includes: The ‘Kids Global Icons Fest’ as well as the Italian premiere of “Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb” (to be released in Italy on February 15, by 20th Century Fox), the last film with Robin Williams whom the festival will pay tribute. Alongside the screening of “Boyhood”, open to families, a meeting will be arranged with cinema students and young performers.
“Capri, Hollywood is more and more dedicating great attention to young movie stars, and after introducing such promising players as Gerard Butler, Andrew Garfield, Michael Fassbender, Jesse Eisenberg, Freddie Highmore, to name a few, this year it aims at highlighting Coltrane’s talent”, announced Lina Wertmuller, Honorary Chair of the Capri in the World Institute. “This nostalgic and profound film was shot over a 12-year period; it stands out as a true tribute to parenthood and touches our hearts as it recounts the growth of a boy who experiences a number of important changes in his life.”
Every year the Capri Family Award is bestowed by Capri, Hollywood to honor the works revolving around the subject of family. “We are pleased to meet the extraordinary protagonist of this original and successful project,” added the Festival’s producer Pascal Vicedomini.
The Kids’ section includes the following hits: “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Rio 2,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Boxtrolls,” Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “The Lego movie,” “The Ninja Turtles,” “Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss,” “Big Hero 6,” Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Capri Hollywood 2014 will be presented on December 17 in Rome, at the headquarters of the Campania Region.