The Before Trilogy (Criterion Collection) DVD
The Before Trilogy (Criterion Collection)DVD
In "Before Sunrise" (1995) American traveller Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French student Celine (Julie Delpy) meet while on a Vienna-bound train and share a mutual attraction. With less than 24 hours before having to go their separate ways, the two decide to explore their feelings and Vienna at the same time. A change of pace for director Richard Linklater, this delicate romance features affecting performances and gorgeous scenery. Then, in Linklater's warm and funny follow-up, "Before Sunset" (2004), Delpy and Hawke return as the former lovers, reunited nine years after their whirlwind romance. While in Paris on a publicity tour for the book he wrote about his encounter with Celine, Jesse once again crosses paths with his old flame, and the pair discuss the past while contemplating the possibility of falling in love again. And, finally, another nine years have lapsed, and the trio of Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy has reunited for “Before Midnight” (2013), another wistful visitation with lovers Celine and Jesse. Now long-committed, if unmarried, Celine and Jesse use the twilight of a vacation in Greece to reflect on the toll taken upon their amour-fou by the realities of a relationship. 4 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; bonus documentary “Dream is Destiny (2016); featurettes; behind-the-scenes footage.