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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Richard Linklater
Julie Delpy
Panos Koronis
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Ethan Hawke
Directors
Richard Linklater
Screenwriters
Ethan Hawke
Julie Delpy
Running Time
109 minutes

Before Midnight
Celine and Jesse go roaming, round 3


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Before Midnight

Plot
This follow-up to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset finds roaming lovers Celine (Delpy) and Jesse (Hawke) now together and with children, assessing their relationship on the last day of an idyllic family holiday in Greece. As they reflect on the curious history of their romance, latent tensions come to light.


Verdict
A bit tarter than its predecessors, but not skimping on their woozy, chatty charm, this perfectly played, gently incisive film is a welcome new chapter in one of cinema’s most beguiling ongoing romances. See it with someone you’ve loved for some time.


Reviewed by Guy Lodge

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