The Hidden Structure of Before Sunset

All three films in Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy have an unusual form—comprised almost exclusively of lengthy conversations between the two central characters, Jesse and Celine. In this video, Lessons from the Screenplay breaks Before Sunset into five acts, dissecting each one to uncover the invisible structure that keeps eighty pages of conversation so engaging.


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Unconventional Story Structure


Romantic Drama


Richard Linklater


The Before Trilogy