Before Sunrise/Sunset III?
My wife is going to tease me for admitting this, but I’m a fan of the Linklater-Delpy-Hawke story that is Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. For the first film it’s mostly because it’s set in Vienna, a city which has absorbed three years of my own life. Plus, who doesn’t dream in their younger years of exciting romances enjoyed via Interrail tickets?
The sequel is a remarkable example of a mostly ad-libbed character piece set nine years after that night in Vienna. Delpy and Hawke shine and you yearn for a cosmos which will allow them their life together rather than the jaded, thirty-something malaise into which they have slipped.
Now we hear that a third film is a possibility. May Jesse and Celine have better luck this time.