Before Sunset (2004)

Rating: ★★★★½

Sequel to Before Sunrise. I expected to enjoy this film simply for the sake of the cinematography, and was pleasantly surprised when I was drawn in to the story. Here’s the synopsis from Amazon.com:

In 1994, director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Waking Life) made Before Sunrise, a gorgeous poem of a movie about two strangers (played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) wandering around Vienna, talking, and falling in love. Ten years later, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy have returned with Before Sunset, which reunites the same characters after Hawke has written a book about that night. Delpy appears at the final book reading of his European tour; they have less than two hours before Hawke has to catch a flight to New York…and in that time, they walk around Paris, talk, and fall in love all over again. It sounds simple, perhaps dull, but it’s written with such skill and care and acted with such richness that it’s a miracle of filmmaking. On its own, Before Sunset is moving and wonderful; seen right after Before Sunrise, it will break your heart. –Bret Fetzer Click here to pick up the DVD.

Note : Although it doesn’t fit the theme of this website, Before Sunrise is also a great film.