Film still of two lovers looking into each other's eyes

Before Sunrise + Before Sunset | Double Bill

Film4 Summer Screen

Fri 16 Aug 2019
Doors 19.00
From £20.75 (inc £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 19.00 First film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Join us for the first two parts of the Before trilogy, Richard Linklater’s glorious ode to spontaneity, fate and tourism – two films shot and set ten years apart.

Certificate 15
Duration 101 + 80 mins 
First film starts approximately 21.00, Before Sunrise shown first

Embark on a romantic night under the stars as we go city-hopping and time-travelling with one of cinema’s most iconic couples – Celine and Jesse, as played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

On this particular evening we’re only taking you on the first two trips from Richard Linklater (Oscar-nominated director of Boyhood), embarking on a whirlwind affair that will finish around midnight.

In Before Sunrise, Celine and Jesse meet on a train and spend a night together in Vienna, where they get to know one another and experience the first flush of love. In Before Sunset, both shot and set almost ten years later, the pair meet again in Paris, where their bond deepens.

These wistful, funny, philosophical and intimate encounters – in which the characters talk, tease and reveal their hopes and fears – play out against beautiful, historical urban backdrops, making the courtyard of Somerset House feel like both a real-life location and one more fixed point on a map of the human heart.

Marcy & Rachael (Rye Wax) will set the mood with a live DJ set from 19.00.

"The Before Trilogy may be billed as pure romantic escapism ... but at the end of the day, this is truly a human story, one that we'll come back to time and time again."

Before Sunrise Trailer
Before Sunset Trailer