The story be­hind the film

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - SEVEN DAYS -

The orig­i­nal idea for Be­fore Sun­rise was in­spired by a meet­ing be­tween writer di­rec­tor Richard Lin­klater and a woman called Amy Lehrhaupt in Philadel­phia in 1989. Af­ter their night to­gether, Richard and Amy tried to main­tain a longdis­tance re­la­tion­ship, but it fiz­zled out and they lost touch. Trag­i­cally, Amy never got to see the film she helped to in­spire, as she died in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent a few months be­fore the film came out. Lin­klater only found out about her death three years ago, and ded­i­cated Be­fore Midnight to her.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.