A “Before Sunrise” Sequel?


If, like me, you were a 20something slacker in the early 1990s, then the chances are pretty good that you have a soft spot for director Richard Linklater’s series of “Sunrise” movies.

The films, which starred ur-Slacker Ethan Hawke and the luminous French actress Julie Delpy, followed the meetings of a pair of star-crossed lovers in chance meetings in Prague and Paris.

The films stand out, not only because of their small scale and intimacy, but because of the sparkling dialogue and very obvious chemistry between the two stars. The films bookended my 20s and 30s. And they resonate because they’re one of the handful of film’s that treat the coming of age of Generation X with anything approximating realism and respect.

So now comes news that the 40something leads may be reuniting for a third movie. And instead of smacking of cash-in, the news makes a kind of sense, like we’re checking in with old friends, comparing they’ve aged to how we’ve aged.

The Guardian has the story.

in an interview with French website Allocine, Hawke reveals that he, Delpy and Linklater are negotiating a third outing for the transatlantic couple. “All of three of us have been having similar feelings that we’re ready to revisit those characters,” said Hawke. “There’s nine years between the first two movies and, if we made the film next summer, it would be nine years again, so we really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We’re going to try to write it this year.”

Read the full story here.

About jlmicek

I'm an award-winning journalist in Harrisburg, Pa. I also run and cook all the things.
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