Before Sunset Before Sunset
  • United States
  • 2004
  • 80 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #858

In the breathtaking follow-up to Before Sunrise, Celine tracks down Jesse, now an author, at the tail end of his book tour in Paris, with only a few hours left before he is to board a flight back home to the States. Meeting almost a decade after their short-lived romance in Vienna, the pair find their chemistry rekindled by increasingly candid exchanges about professional setbacks, marital disappointments, and the compromises of adulthood. Impelled by an urgent sense of the transience of human connection, Before Sunset remains Richard Linklater’s most seductive experiment with time’s inexorable passage and the way love can seem to stop it in its tracks.

Cast

Credits

DirectorRichard Linklater
Screenplay byRichard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
Story byRichard Linklater and Kim Krizan
Based on characters created byRichard Linklater and Kim Krizan
Produced byAnne Walker-McBay
Executive producerJohn Sloss
CoproducerIsabelle Coulet
Director of photographyLee Daniel
Edited bySandra Adair ACE

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, a feature-length 2016 documentary about the director by Louis Black and Karen Bernstein
  • Linklater // On Cinema & Time, a 2016 video essay by filmmaker :: kogonada
  • 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 »

Video

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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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