A sophisticated romantic comedy about two young and inexperienced lovers who meet on a train as they embark on a day-long trip through Europe. It is the first film on this list to use the miniseries format of an extended screenplay; a script that explores just one day in the lives of a young couple, in this case Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Director and writer Richard Linklater uses a naturalistic style to explore the characters' experiences in a discreet manner. Because it was filmed on location as a series of unstructured conversations throughout the day, On the Day breaks the boundaries of the typical constrained romace structure of a beginning, middle and end.
One of the best romantic films of the last decade, Before Sunrise (1995) won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and took home two Oscars for best supporting actor and best original screenplay. Director Richard Linklater's trademark style of realistic acting and naturalistic dialogue work as a flawless match with his script, which follows two people as they meet on a train and spend a day traveling across Europe before scheduing to meet again. Their first day in Paris is rich with many beautiful moments as they discuss their lives and love.
A young writer with twenty-something sensibilities travelling through twenty-one towns in France on a romantic adventure is the plot of the film Before Sunset, directed and co-written by Richard Linklater. The eclectic and scenic time spent together by the two young lovers Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) are shown in a grand romantic way. On the Day features a cast of a crowd of people from all walks of life who appear in brief moments to capture a day in the life of a beautiful relationship.
Set in Paris between the 1994 and 1995 Olympic Games, Richard Linklater stunningly observes the deep love between a recently-divorced man (Hawke) visiting the city with an attractive young woman (Delpy). The two fall in love, meet again and end up embarking on a journey across France to revisit what it was like when they first met. d2c66b5586