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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #41. Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer(s): Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Producer(s): Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Sara Woodhatch
U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Linklater hasn’t been slowing down, Bernie unassumingly made the rounds and critic circles acknowledged that this true life character study was among the year’s best. Before Midnight is already cherished thanks to characters that we’ve adored from the previous two installments. Much like a Bergman-esque reunion, this contains great dialogue and chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy assure the third chapter will be just as endearing. My Prediction: Celine and Jesse did get together and added a third wheel. Seven year itch becomes a reality.

Gist: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Release Date: Sundance Film Festival Premieres section selection. With no release date set, it would be in Warner Bros. best interest to find a strategy to capitalize on the fest buzz.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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