Director: Richard Linklater Run Time: 108 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2013
Starring: Ariane Labed, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey- Fitzpatrick
In Before Midnight, we meet Celine and Jesse 9 years on. Almost 2 decades have passed since that first meeting on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early 40’s in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.
Nine years after the conclusion of Before Sunset, Jesse and Celine live in Paris as a couple, parents to twin girls conceived when they got together. Jesse is also struggling to maintain his relationship with his teenage son, Hank, who lives in Chicago with Jesse’s (now) ex-wife and who, after spending the summer with Jesse and Celine on a Greek island, is being dropped off at the airport to fly home. Jesse has continued to find success as a novelist, while Celine is at a career crossroads, considering a job in government. As with Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, director Richard Linklater shares screenwriting credits with his two leads, Julia Delpy and Ethan Hawke.