Before Midnight Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Richard Linklater

 
  • United States
  • 2013
  • 109 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #859

The conclusion of The Before Trilogy finds Celine and Jesse several years into a relationship and in the midst of a sun-dappled Greek retreat with their twin daughters and a group of friends. The couple soon find their vacation upended, however, by long-simmering problems that come to a boil. Marked by the emotional depth, piercing wit, and conversational exuberance that Linklater and his actors honed over two decades of abiding with these characters, Before Midnight grapples with the complexities of long-term intimacy, and asks what becomes of love when it has no recourse to its past illusions.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
  • After Before, a new documentary by Athina Rachel Tsangari about the movie’s production in Greece
  • “Love Darkens and Deepens,” an episode of the radio program Fresh Air featuring host Terry Gross, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke

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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