This is the latest sequel to my two all time favourite films: Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
Of course My Darling wasn’t going to take me to see it (it isn’t a sci fi or horror)- so I went with my gay best friend! haha We both loved it and thought it was a very true insight into long term relationships. And the more I thought about it, the more it made sense and the more I realised how beautiful my relationship with My Darling is and how much I need to value it.
You need to see it! But make sure you rent the first two movies first! Here’s the synopsis:
We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous, in Before Sunset. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna in Before Sunrise, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.
Director Richard Linklater continues his enchanting tale of a chance meeting between two strangers, bringing to it a nuanced perspective only gained by years lived. As it does in each film in the series, life carries with it new responsibilities and attitudes, forcing the two dreamers to reassess what they want next. Bolstered by an increasingly refined onscreen chemistry between lead actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight is a fitting third chapter in one of the great love stories of American independent cinema.