Ethics in contemporary families
reflections on radical alterity based on the film Boyhood
This article investigates ethics in contemporary families based on the ideas of Emmanuel Lévinas and on the analysis of the film Boyhood (2014). It presents the changes experienced in contemporary societies as a problem, especially regarding trustfulness, with changes in the experiences of time and space and in the perspective of life administration. The film Boyhood allows visualizing moments of reproduction of social schemes usually accepted by the families, as well as moments of challenge of these schemes, showing a ethical sense as advocated by Lévinas.