…where will you be taking your books this weekend?

get-attachment-46 Photo via Alex Belth @ Bronx Banter

Sticking with my current hit list this weekend but heading over to my local library to pick up a DVD of Before Sunrise, originally released in 1995, and is the story of Jesse Wallace (Ethan Hawke), a young American, and Céline (Julie Delpy), a young French woman, who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna. This is part I of a trilogy – part II, Before Sunset, takes place 9 years after their first meeting and was released in 2004. Part III, Before Midnight, has just been released and takes place 18 years after they first met.

Picked up on this from an article about Julie Delpy in the NY Times Sunday Magazine.

From the interview:

“Before Midnight” is the third film in a trilogy directed by Richard Linklater, which began with “Before Sunrise” in 1995. In that film, the young American Jesse meets the French Celine on a train, and in the second film, “Before Sunset,” they are reunited in Paris after nine years. In the new film, nine more years have passed, and Jesse and Celine are a couple with twin girls. If you’ve ever wondered what a film codirected by Woody Allen and Ingmar Bergman might look like — “Scenes From a Marriage” by way of “Annie Hall” — “Before Midnight” is about as close as you will get.

I’m such a sucker for love stories…and how can you beat a combination like that!