Before Sunrise Before Sunrise
  • United States
  • 1995
  • 101 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #857

An exquisitely understated ode to the thrill of romantic possibility, the inaugural installment of The Before Trilogy opens with a chance encounter between two solitary young strangers. After they hit it off on a train bound for Vienna, the Paris university student Celine and the scrappy American tourist Jesse impulsively decide to spend a day together before he returns to the U.S. the next morning. As the pair roam the streets of the stately city, Richard Linklater’s tenderly observant gaze captures the uncertainty and intoxication of young love, from the first awkward stirrings of attraction to the hopeful promise that Celine and Jesse make upon their inevitable parting.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Space In Between, a new piece in which Linklater and actor-cowriters Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke discuss the trilogy, moderated by critic Kent Jones
  • 3×2, a new conversation between scholars Dave Johnson and Rob Stone about Linklater’s work
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the film’s production

Film Essays

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The Before Trilogy: Time Regained

By Dennis Lim March 01, 2017

In his most seductive experiment with cinematic time, Richard Linklater wrestles with the joys and challenges of long-term intimacy. Read more »

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The Before Trilogy and the Art of Collaboration

March 03, 2017

In his ambitious, decades-spanning The Before Trilogy, Richard Linklater captures the complexities of love and time through the story of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), who fall . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_28693id_055_thumbnail

The Before Trilogy: Time Regained

By Dennis Lim March 01, 2017

In his most seductive experiment with cinematic time, Richard Linklater wrestles with the joys and challenges of long-term intimacy. Read more »


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One Scene: Before Sunrise

By Michael Koresky February 14, 2017

Romantic love is poignant because it is an infinite feeling that exists in a finite frame. And Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy is the most romantic and profound of love stories because it . . . Read more »

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