The cinema child

Print edition : March 20, 2015

The actor Ellar Coltrane at age six in a scene from the film "Boyhood", which was filmed at regular intervals over a 12-year period. Photo: AP/IFC Films

A still from the Iranian film "Children of Heaven" (1997) directed by Majid Majidi. It is not coincidental that some of the best independent Iranian films are carried on the shoulders of the child.

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