<em>Before Midnight</em> is the third film in Richard Linklater's series that explores the romance and life of a couple, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy). The two previous films were <em>Before Sunrise</em> and <em>Before Sunset</em>.
Credit Sony Pictures Classics
Linklater's three films in the series are separated by nine-year increments that follow Celine (Delpy) and Jesse (Hawke) as they meet and fall in love and pair up. In <em>Before Midnight</em>, the two are the parents of twins.
In the 1995 Richard Linklater film, Before Sunrise, a young American man named Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and a young Frenchwoman named Celine (Julie Delpy) meet on a train from Budapest. Intrigued by one another, they get off the train together in Vienna and spend the night wandering the city, talking and falling in love, before they both return to their respective lives in their respective countries.