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Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy return as star-crossed lovers Jesse and Céline in the eagerly anticipated conclusion of Richard Linklater's beloved Before trilogy.
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2013
Nearly twenty years after they first won audiences' hearts during their night in Vienna in Before Sunrise and ten after their beautifully bittersweet Parisian reunion in Before Sunset, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) return to the screen in the closing chapter of Richard Linklater's Before... trilogy. Now in their early forties and finally living together in Paris, Jesse and Céline have become parents to twin girls and have decisively passed from youthful infatuation to enervated middle-aged couplehood. Catching them at the tail end of a Greek vacation, Before Midnight patiently observes as the duo struggle to maintain the dying embers of romance in the face of everyday problems, the demands of parenting, and a painful store of built-up anger and resentment against each other. Once again co-writing the script with his two leads, Linklater fashions a fitting and moving conclusion to his much-loved triptych.