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Film "Before MIDNIGHT" 2013-08-27 19:00:00



Director: Richard Linklater   USA, 2013, 109 minutes; 14A

“FIVE STARS!” –The Telegraph

“FIVE STARS!....MIRACULOUS.” –The Guardian


This is a grand experiment — the earnest attempt to depict the life of a relationship onscreen, decade by decade.  ‘Before Midnight’ redeems the very notion of sequels. –The AV Club

The last time we saw Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), they were shooting the breeze in Paris, in Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunset’, a sequel to his gorgeous ‘Before Sunrise’. A vital connection was re-established, and Linklater handed them one of the most romantic endings in the history of the movies.

Nine years later, they’re the unmarried parents of twin girls. We catch up with the family on holiday in Greece, where Jesse, fully established as a novelist, pitches ideas to friends, and Celine, an environmental activist, ponders a stressful career change. The first half of the movie is mainly sweetness and Mediterranean light – there's Greek salad at the dinner table, and chats about what lasts in life and what doesn't.

As in the earlier films, all the best sequences here are long, snaking duologues – the difference being that Celine and Jesse now know each other inside out, and exactly which buttons to push. They get a night to themselves, and the movie's tone shifts at the key moment when the sun sets, as if inviting the real sequel to begin.

Where we might have expected a gentle or rueful coda, we get a battle of the sexes as blistering as the best of Tracy/Hepburn, and infinitely more frank. The pair take turns to be witheringly funny about each's others foibles, delusions, and deficiencies, which only billow when this sort of combat draws them out. Each film asks whether this generation's most durable movie couple will make it – only now, they're asking the same question of themselves. –The Telegraph


Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Times 19:00:00 to 20:50:00
21:15:00 to 23:05:00


UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75







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