World cinema classics #2


Before Sunrise (United States, 1995)

I had forgotten about this film, a love story, not cheesy. Aside from walking and talking, not much happens. The film starts with Jesse meeting Celine on a train to Paris. Celine is reading a Georges Bataille anthology: Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man, Story of the Eye. Jesse has actor Klaus Kinski’s autobiography, All I Need Is Love. They strike a conversation. Jesse is going to Vienna whereas Celine is on her way to Paris after visiting her grandmother. When they reach Vienna, Jesse asks Celine to accompany him in Vienna.