Before Midnight – Official Movie Trailer 2013

Before Midnight
It’s been nine years since we last saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in the critically acclaimed film BEFORE SUNSET. If that’s not alarming than consider this. It’s been 18 years since they appeared together in BEFORE SUNRISE.
Feeling old yet?
That’s sort of the point of the “Before” trilogy of films directed by Richard Linklater. On the surface, these movies explore the stages of a romantic relationship between a couple. The optimism and lust of initial attraction. The pessimism and heartache of true love and in the third installment, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, the comfort and cynicism of a long term relationship. But the films also, through the simple passage of time, forces us to reflect on our own lives, as we experience this evolving story with these characters.
Few, if any audience members, thought that a trilogy was in the works when BEFORE SUNRISE was released back in 1995. What we saw with that film was just another teen romantic comedy, albeit with longer speeches and less silly hijinks. But by the time 2004 arrived with the release of the superior sequel, (and Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay), BEFORE SUNSET, audiences knew that we were possibly witnessing something special. The chance to grow and evolve with characters in a realistic and accurate way.
Now with the release of a third installment, these movies are now working, in a sense, as little time capsules. Capturing the evolution of not only these characters, but the artists, who are telling these stories as well.
Because of that fact, this third installment doesn’t feel like so much a conclusion to a story, but rather, as a next chapter in a lifelong story. Which is fine with us. Hopefully we’ll continue to check in with this couple and the artists who portray them, every 9 or so years to see how they are evolving. And how we, as an audience, are changing with them.
Before Midnight (2)
BEFORE MIDNIGHT stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The film is written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. BEFORE MIDNIGHT is directed by Richard Linklater. It is scheduled for release May 24, 2013.

Official Synopsis:

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.

Official Trailer:



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