Before Sunrise15

Directed by Richard Linklater | USA | 1995 | 1h 41m | Starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Erni Mangold, Hanno Pöschl

While journeying through Europe, a young American man meets a French student on her way back to Paris. A profound connection forms between them prompting them to spend their remaining hours together roaming the streets of Vienna. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy deliver captivating performances in this intelligently poignant romantic drama, beautifully shot by filmmaker Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused).


‘The charm — the midsummer enchantment — never feels forced; it steals up and wins you. A true romance.’
Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

‘Out of this melancholy scenario comes an honest but affectionate portrait of an amorphous romance – not to mention one of the most tantalising and ingenious endings in all cinema.’
Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)


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