Before Sunrise
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Falling in love can feel like a whirlwind trip around the world. For the young lovers in Richard Linklater’s acclaimed, Oscar-nominated BEFORE TRILOGY (comprising 1995’s Before Sunrise, 2004’s Before Sunset and Before Midnight, in limited release starting this month), it quite literally is.  Making remarkable use of indelible international locations, writer/director Linklater unfurls the love story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) in nine-year intervals. Here is where their story is told. 

Before Midnight
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Before Sunrise (1995)
After meeting on a train, 20-somethings Jesse and Celine roam the streets of Vienna as they fall for one another, culminating in a kiss on the giant Ferris wheel at the western end of Prater Park.

Bonus Points: This is the same location Orson Welles used in The Third Man’s famed “cuckoo clock” speech.


Before Sunset (2004)
Nine years later, Jesse and Celine spend another memorable day together, this time in Paris, that further cements their bond, meeting up at the Shakespeare and Company Bookshop on the Left Bank of the Seine.

Bonus Points: Shakespeare and Company is also featured in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.


Before Midnight (2013)
Now together with children, Jesse and Celine navigate the tricky terrain of relationships and parenthood while touring the beautiful ruins of Greece in Kardamili and Messinia.

Bonus Points: The hit film Mamma Mia!, based on the long-running ABBA Broadway musical, shares locations with Midnight.