The “Avant” series will continue to remain a trilogy.
A few days ago, we announced that the actor-director Julie delpy recently refused appearing in the fourth installment of Richard Linklateris acclaimed Before trilogy. However, in an interview with Variety, Delpy shed new light on what she meant. Turns out she didn’t turn down a new movie, but instead none came to fruition.
As Delpy puts it:
“What happened was we – the three of us – agreed that we couldn’t come up with something good for a fourth. It’s that simple. We didn’t fight. We didn’t. not on bad terms. Everyone is happy… so much drama for nothing. We just didn’t have a good idea. ”
This revelation makes sense considering how much the collaboration Before the trilogy was. For the years 2004 Before sunset and 2013 Before midnight, Delpy and Hawke were producers and co-writers with Linklater. Both films ended up being nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, though neither won it.
The trilogy encompasses the entire cycle of love. Before sunrise faces the fatal encounter while Sunset focused on second chances in love. To finish, Midnight facing the realities of a long-standing relationship and the disintegration of the honeymoon phase. The latter’s final scene, in which Jesse tries to beg Celine’s forgiveness for their previous (and incredibly played) arguments, seems like a perfect conclusion to the trilogy. It shows how complicated and messy love can be, so any attempt to follow through on this finale would seem odd.
Even though the Before the series will remain a trilogy, you can currently stream Sunrise and Sunset with a Cinemax subscription while Midnight is streaming on Starz.
KEEP READING: David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’ Filming In Paris This Fall With ‘Mank’ Erik Messerschmidt DP
Spoilers, of course!
About the Author