Spling’s Galileo Pick of the Week: Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise @ Kirstenbosch (11 Apr)

Chance encounters can and do turn into “how we met” stories. This is what makes Before Sunrise so special as two strangers unwittingly become linked by a perfect day traveling through Europe. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy have great chemistry and natural charm, making it easy to enjoy their company as Richard Linklater connects the two through a free-ranging conversation that forms the crux of this romantic film.

Enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Vienna, Before Sunrise unfurls as if in real-time as we get to know two characters falling in love. It’s a joy to watch these two actors operate in a seamless and seemingly spontaneous manner – just testament to the craft of Richard Linklater. 

This effortlessly charming and enjoyable romance drama is showing under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.