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Before Midnight

2013 Comedy Drama

Nine years after Before Sunset, their highly-regarded sequel to Before Sunrise, director Richard Linklater reteams with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for Before Midnight, which finds their characters together raising twin daughters. Jesse (Hawke) attempts to maintain a relationship with Hank, his teenage son from his first marriage, but their bond is strained even though Hank has just spent the summer with his dad and step-family. Meanwhile, Celine (Delpy) must make a difficult decision about her career. As with Before Sunset, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy share credit for the screenplay. Before Midnight screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as well as the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Director: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke,Julie Delpy

Reviews

  • The work Richard Linklater and company started in 1995's Before Sunrise retains a clarity of spirit undimmed by 18 years.

    John DeFore - The Hollywood Reporter

    11 May 2013

  • Honoring all that was memorable about its forebears while taking the story to new depths of catharsis, Before Midnight stands as a unique and uniquely satisfying entry in what has shaped up to be an outstanding screen trilogy

    Justin Chang - Variety

    11 May 2013

  • Before Midnight manages to be an emotionally astute and tremendously enjoyable conclusion to this rather improbable trilogy.

    William Goss - Film.com

    11 May 2013

Awards

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