Ever since Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke were spotted in Greece, fans of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise could breath easier knowing that Jesse and Celine’s reunion didn’t end in a Paris flat at the end of the Before Sunset. Now fans who didn’t make it to SXSW or Sundance, where Before Midnight premiered in January, can finally see the couple together again.
This chapter is not about young love or love-lost. The chase is over. Nine years after Paris, they’re together, with the kids, on vacation, in Greece. This is where romance gets real — and really difficult. Eighteen years after meeting on a train, are Jesse and Celine still the same people? “This is how people start breaking up,” says Celine, who gets all the wet-blanket lines that allow fun-loving Jesse to say, “You are the mayor of Crazy Town.”
Before Midnight plays April 22 at the Tribeca Film Festival and opens in theaters on May 24.