From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater comes the much anticipated and critically acclaimed romantic drama film Before Midnight, the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their respective roles as Jesse and Céline, joined by Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed and Athina Rachel Tsangari.
Hank and Céline first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise before parting ways. Later they reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset. Now nine years later in Greece, Hank and Céline are a couple and parents to young twin daughters Ella and Nina. After they drop off Jesse’s son Hank at the Kalamata Airport to fly home to the U.S. -- who spent the summer with them, they drive through the austerely beautiful rocky hillsides of Messinia. During the drive, they talk about life including Hank’s success as a writer and Céline’s environmentalist career, including her hopes for a new job. While Jesse hints at moving back to the U.S. to be closer to Hank, Céline has no desire to return after they lived a spell in New York.
Returning to the bucolic country villa of older expat writer and friend Patrick, they join the other warmly hospitable Greek couples at a writer’s retreat. Everyone is entertained by Jesse and his flights of creative fancy while Céline grows more uncomfortable since her own past has played a starring role in Jesse’s semi-autobiographical novels -- wary of being Jesse’s French muse. As a treat, their Greek friends gift them a night at a luxurious seaside hotel so the couple can have some time alone while their friends babysit the twins. Setting off through the spectacular countryside and enjoying each other’s company, they face the realities of their past, present and future of their relationship -- testing them in unexpected ways.
Special features include commentary and a Q&A with Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater, as well as the “Revisiting Jesse & Céline” featurette, taking fans behind the scenes for a look at the making of the film.
- Ethan Hawke as Jesse
- Julie Delpy as Céline
- Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Hank
- Jennifer Prior as Ella
- Charlotte Prior as Nina
- Xenia Kalogeropoulou as Natalia
- Walter Lassally as Patrick
- Ariane Labed as Anna
- Yiannis Papadopoulos as Achilleas
- Athina Rachel Tsangari as Ariadni
- Panos Koronis as Stefanos
- Commentary with Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater
- Revisiting Jesse & Céline
- Q&A with Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater
- Best Buy: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- BJ's Wholesale Club: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Blockbuster: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- FYE: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Kmart: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Toys 'R' Us: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Target: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Walmart: Long Island locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Amazon.com charges sales tax for all New York shipping addresses.