Richard Linklater – “You know what? I’m kind of feeling something.”

“You know what? I’m kind of feeling something” sees the acclaimed writer/director RICHARD LINKLATER talk romance, relationships, realisations and his creative process.

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Before Midnight

Julie Delpy as Celine and Ethan Hawke as Jesse

In his new film Before Midnight, the latest instalment of the enduring romance between Jesse and Celine – otherwise known as the charismatic Ethan Hawke and the luminous Julie Delpy – acclaimed writer/director RICHARD LINKLATER allows us to dip once again into one of cinema’s loveliest love stories.

But although now it’s probably 1995’s Before Sunrise and its 2004’s sequel Before Sunset LINKLATER is most known for, he’s produced a really varied body of work. From his breakthrough 1993 movie Dazed and Confused to my personal favourite from 1995 and the first of his collaborations with the brilliant Jack Black School of Rock from the animated A Scanner Darkly with Keanu Reeves to the historical Me and Orson Welles and most recently, reuniting with Jack Black for the black comedy Bernie.

Here he discusses the dynamic between himself and his two stars and co-creators of this fantastic series, how they had to bring ‘the “ugly” honesty of real-life love’ to this movie and also how their creative process happens five or six years after the previous film when they say “You know what? I’m kind of feeling something.”

Let’s go Before Midnight