Criterion Collection: The Before Trilogy

Criterion Collection: The Before Trilogy

Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Hanno Pöschl

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The cornerstone of the career-long exploration of cinematic time by director Richard Linklater (Boyhood), this celebrated three-part romance captures a relationship as it begins, begins again, deepens, strains, and settles over the course of almost two decades. Chronicling the love of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), from their first meeting as idealistic twentysomethings to the disillusionment they face together in middle age, The Before Trilogy also serves as a document of a boundary-pushing and extraordinarily intimate collaboration between director and actors, as Delpy and Hawke, who cowrote two of the films, imbue their characters with a sense of raw, lived-in experience, and as they age on-screen along with them. Attuned to the sweeping grandeur of time’s passage as well as the evanescence of individual moments, the Before films chart the progress of romantic destiny as it navigates the vicissitudes of ordinary life.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2017
UPC: 0715515192118
Original Release: 0000
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 4:50:00
Sales rank: 436

Special Features

New, restored 2k digital transfers of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset and a 2K digital master of Before Midnight, approved by Director Richard Linklater, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on Before Sunrise and 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on Before Sunset and Before Midnight; New discussion between Linklater nd actor-cowriters Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, moderated by critic Kent Jones; Behind-the-Scenes footage and interviews from the productions of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset; Audio Commentary on Before Midnight by Delpy, Linklater, and Hawke; Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, a feature-length 2016 Documentary by Athina Rachael Tsangari about the making of Before Midnight in Greece; New conversation between scholars Dave Johnson and Rob Stone about Linklater's work; Episode of the radio program Fresh Air featuring host Terry Gross, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke; Linklater On Cinema Time, a new video essay by filmmaker; Kogonada; Plus: An essay on the trilogy by critic Dennis Lim

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