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Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight (2013)

before-midnight
Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and his son Hank (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) are saying goodbye to each other at the airport. Hank is returning to his mother in Chicago after spending the summer holidays in Greece with his father. Jesse feels that he is being a bad parent, living in Paris, while his kid is growing up with his alcoholic ex-wife. Jesse is a writer, Céline (Julie Delpy), his girlfriend is considering a job offer. After meeting in Europe nineteen years ago and then losing sight of each other, only to find themselves again they are finally couple now and they have twin girls. Their holiday in Greece seems to be going well, but then Jesse brings up the fact that he wants to spend more time with his son. Céline deduces that he wants to move to Chicago and feels that she would have to give up her job opportunity. The whole thing escalates into a huge emotional fight where everything that has been bubbling beneath the surface finally comes out, questioning their love and relationship.  Continue reading