Could there be any movie at the Sundance Film Festival more anticipated – perhaps with a bit of nervousness – than Richard Linklater‘s “Before Midnight“? With the third romantic outing for Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, fans are hoping the film honors the remarkable and beautiful “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset,” and undoubtedly, the picture is easily one of the hottest pictures that distributors may end up battling for. We’ll soon know how it plays as the film premieres tonight, but until then, here are some new images from the movie.
Shot on the sly in Greece last summer, the picture catches up with Celine and Jesse nine years later, as once again they use a portion of the day to reignite their relationship. Not much has been given away about the story, though Hawke had previously teased that, “The biggest change between this one and the last one is the Internet” and that, “I feel like in a strange way we may have come to the end of the story.” There’s no doubt we’re anxious to see where these characters go next, and we just hope it’s as rewarding an experience as the previous two films.
After playing Sundance, “Before Midnight” will head to the Berlin International Film Festival next month, and hopefully we’ll see it open in theaters soon.