If you haven't yet been lead down the Before Sunrise, Sunset, and Midnight trilogy path, you have been missing out.
The film reunites these two characters at 9 year intervals in real time. It is a film about life, its relationships, the triumph of love, and also its failures.
The director Richard Linklater keeps it simple, from Vienna, to Paris, and onward to Greece, the characters walk and talk. The dialogue is intelligent, honest and connects the two characters not only on a cerebral level but also on an emotional, physical, and spiritual one. Ultimately it's a story about connection between two people and the years that follow: "When you are young, you believe there will be many people you connect with. Later in life you realize it only happens a few times." - Celine
It involves itself in the narrative of love over time, what could be, what should be, and what is. -tM
Photography: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight