Screening of the “Before” Trilogy: Before Sunrise

Screening of the “Before” Trilogy: Before Sunrise

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Fri 15 Sep 2017, 7.30 pm

From TPD:

Romance has always been the most favorite movie genre of the majority of the cinema audience. Of the countless romance films that have been produced all over the world in the last 100 years, the “Before” trilogy directed by Richard Linklater – consisting of Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013) is probably the finest and most well-known trilogy of the romance genre till date.

Each part of the trilogy will be presented on one Friday night this month at TPD.

Film notes

BEFORE SUNRISE • US / Austria / Switzerland • 1995
R • 101′ • Drama / Romance
Directed by Richard Linklater

Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. The film follows Jesse (Ethan Hawke), a young American man, and Céline (Julie Delpy), a young French woman, who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city and getting to know each other.

The plot is considered minimalistic, as not much happens aside from walking and talking. The two characters’ ideas and perspectives on life and love are detailed. Jesse is a romantic disguised as a cynic, and Céline is seemingly a romantic, albeit with some doubts. Taking place over the course of one night, their limited time together is always on their minds, and leads to their revealing more about themselves than they normally would, since both believe they will never see one another again.

Before Sunrise opened to a strongly positive reception from critics. Jesse and Céline later make an appearance in Linklater’s 2001 film Waking Life. A 2004 sequel, Before Sunset, picks up the story nine years after the events of the first film, and a 2013 sequel, Before Midnight, picks up the story eighteen years on. [Wikipedia]

Language: English/German/French with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purpose and fundraising for Young Cinema Fund of TPD.
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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