In 1994, director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Waking Life) made Before Sunrise, a gorgeous poem of a movie about two strangers (played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) wandering around Vienna, talking, and falling in love. Ten years later, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy have returned with Before Sunset, which reunites the same characters after Hawke has written a book about that night. Delpy appears at the final book reading of his European tour; they have less than two hours before Hawke has to catch a flight to New York…and in that time, they walk around Paris, talk, and fall in love all over again. It sounds simple, perhaps dull, but it’s written with such skill and care and acted with such richness that it’s a miracle of filmmaking. On its own, Before Sunset is moving and wonderful; seen right after Before Sunrise, it will break your heart. –Bret Fetzer
Self-taught writer/director Richard Linklater was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period, Linklater’s work explored what he dubbed “the youth rebellion continuum,” focusing in fine detail on generational rites and mores with rare compassion and understanding while definitively capturing the twenty-something culture of his era through a series of nuanced, illuminating ensemble pieces which introduced any number of talented young actors into the Hollywood firmament. Born in Houston, TX, in 1960, Linklater suspended his educational career at Sam Houston State University to work on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He subsequently relocated to the state’s capital of Austin, where he founded a film society and began work on his debut short film, 1987’s It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books. Three years later he released the sprawling… read more
An intense upgrade on Before Sunrise, it is far less naive and sentimental while still rich with gorgeous dialogues and complicated emotion line. Now Jesse and Celine have to deal with problems the adult life brings, such as an utter disenchantment with love and feebling hope for miracles to happen. But this time, with sun beams playing on their faces and real feelings bursting out, you know it's just the beginning.
I loved listening to their conversations, I'd love to have more of these in real life. And also I prefer this one to the previous. Can't wait for Before Midnight.
I could probably sit and listen to these two talk for hours. Conversations about how that one night together 9 years ago really impacted them, how emotionally messed up Celine was by basing all her relationships on romanticism with Jesse, and how Jesse is stuck in a marriage with a 4 year old (whom he adores). Both of the Before films had some sort of emotional impact on me, Sunrise with the shots of the places these two had traversed at the end, Celine singing her song to Jesse,afterwards dancing to Nina Simone. So, after that ending what is Before Midnight going to lead us?
Celebrated American independent filmmaker Richard Linklater (“School of Rock” & “Tape”) relives past glories with a little help from performer turned screenwriter Kim Krizan and his two leads for… read review
Saya belum pernah menonton film “Before Sunrise”. Namun, dalam film “Before Sunset” ini, saya menangkap bahwa bagi dua karakter utama film ini, malam panjang yang dilalui meeka berdua dalam film “Before… read review
Incrível! Já vi bastantes filmes e nunca um fez com que no momento em que acabou me apetecesse tanto vê-lo no instante seguinte. E foi isso mesmo que fiz, vi-o novamente. Gostei tanto ou mais que da… read review