The film picks up with Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous in "Before Sunset" and nearly two decades after their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna in "Before Sunrise." Now in their early-forties traveling in Greece, they reunite to reassess what they want next in life before the clock strikes midnight.
"Before Midnight" stars Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick.
Linklater has directed 17 feature films. He also serves as artistic director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985 to showcase films from around the world that are not typically shown in Austin. The Austin Film Society has given out more than a million dollars in grants to Texas filmmakers. In 1999, it was honored by the Directors Guild of America in recognition of its support of the arts.
"Before Midnight" marks Linklater’s third collaboration with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke: "Before Sunrise" was the Opening Night film at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, and its successor, "Before Sunset," was nominated for an Academy Award for its screenplay in 2005.
"Before Midnight" (2012, 108 minutes, color, U.S.A., Premieres)
Director: Richard Linklater
Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater
Executive Producers: Jacob Pechenik, John Sloss, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer
Producers: Richard Linklater, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Sara Woodhatch, Kostas Kefalas
Coproducers: Vincent Palmo Jr., Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cinematographer: Christos Voudouris
Editor: Sandra Adair
Composer: Graham Reynolds
Principal Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick
For more info: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13120/before_midnight