That said, he was quick to point out that many of his recent films balance their male characters with strong female protagonists, including his upcoming project. In “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”, an adaptation of Maria Semple’s Seattle-based novel, a reclusive architect (Cate Blanchett) goes missing on a family vacation; her husband (Billy Crudup) and daughter(Troian Bellisario, from “Pretty Little Liars”) go in search of her. “With ‘Bernadette,’ I’ve made a strong feminist movie,” Linklater said, “but I think ‘Boyhood’ had its moments, too — it’s a strong woman’s story.”

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