The Greek Festival of Sydney and Palace Cinemas have teamed up to present a special preview screening of Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, at Chauvel Cinema July 3rd at 7pm, a special event for the Greek Festival of Sydney.  

Before Midnight is the latest in Linklater’s “Before…” series, which started in 1995 with Before Sunrise and seemingly concluded with 2004’s Before Sunset. Joining Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy on screen is Attenberg (GFF 2011) director Athina Rachel Tsingari and award-winning actress Ariane Labed, Alps (GFF 2012) and Attenberg (GFF 2011).
Secretly filmed in Greece and screening out of competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Before Midnight continues where Jesse and Céline left off in Before Sunset.

Their conversations about love and life and everything under the sun began seventeen years ago. In Before Sunrise (1995) an American man, Jesse, met Frenchwoman Céline on the train to Vienna. They spent the whole night walking the Viennese streets, philosophising, arguing and flirting. At sunrise they parted on the railway platform, promising to meet again. Their paths didn’t cross until nine years later, in Before Sunset (2004). This time, the pair spent a day in Paris discussing their unhappy relationships and rediscovering their feelings for each other. In Before Midnight we discover that Jessie and Céline have stayed together and are now spending a holiday in Greece with their daughters. The world of emotions is still their preferred topic of conversation, but it is now their own relationship which is put to the test. The daily grind has certainly left its mark.

Once again the actors have collaborated on the screenplay; once again, all human life is here in their dialogue and, once more, the end is uncertain.

The special screening will take place on Wednesday 3rd July, 7pm at Palace Chauvel Cinema, Corner Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington and will be followed by canapés, drinks and live music

$20 (includes canapés, drinks and music following the film)
Catering provided by George’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill
Wines supplied by Wild Fox Wines

Tickets available through Palace Cinemas online  or by calling the Greek Festival of Sydney office on 02 9750 0440 (The Greek Festival office is staffed 9pm-5pm Mon to Fri)

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