Ethan Hawke and Julie Deply as Jesse and Celine first simultaneously ignited our hearts and ripped them apart eighteen years ago with Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise and did it again nine years after that with Before Sunset. I mean, I’m pretty sure I still want to curl up in a ball and cry whenever I remember the part when they’re sitting on the boat and he says to her:
Jesse: In the months leading up to my wedding, I was thinking about you all the time. I mean, even on my way there; I’m in the car, a buddy of mine is driving me downtown and I’m staring out the window, and I think I see you, not far from the church, right? Folding up an umbrella and walking into a deli on the corner of 13th and Broadway. And I thought I was going crazy, but now I think it probably was you.
Celine: I lived on 11th and Broadway.
And at last night’s Sundance premiere it seems they did it again with the third installment of their lovelorn saga, Before Midnight
. This time, we’ll not only find out if Jesse did in fact miss that plane, as we see them nine years later—this time walking and talking around Greece. Each film has been an incredibly collaborative process for the actors and their director, and although Before Midnight
seems to be one of the most anticipated films of the year, until the premiere last night little was known about the project. "Hawke had previously teased
that, ‘The biggest change between this one and the last one is the Internet’ and that, ‘I feel like in a strange way we may have come to the end of the story.’ Check out some new pictures from the film and take a look back here later to see the latest reviews—that is, if you really want someone else to tell you what you’ve been waiting nine years to see for yourself.
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