The planned release date in the UAE for the critically acclaimed film ‘Boyhood’ has yet to be decided, according to film distributors, Gulf Film.
Speculation over whether the film would be shown in the UAE mounted after one of the film’s stars, Patricia Arquette, posted a tweet saying that the film would be banned in both the UAE and Kuwait.
However, Anita Nasr, communications manager with Gulf Film, said the film will be presented for censorship review in the coming days.
Ms Nasr said: “Boyhood has not been presented for censorship yet; it will be sent for review in the next few days. Its scheduled release date has been postponed due to the quantity of other titles we're releasing at the moment.”
Written and directed by Richard Linklater, Boyhood was filmed over 12 years with the same cast, and tells the story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.