Julie Delpy

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FEMALE LEAD: Before Midnight – “Celine”


An American father, Jesse, (Ethan Hawke) is seeing off his son Hank (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) at the Kalamata Airport in Greece. Hank’s returning to his mother and life in the U.S. after spending the “best summer ever” with Jesse and his family. The middle-schooler is more composed than his fortyish father, who hovers anxiously as their separation draws near.

Geography weighs heavily on Jesse. Outside the airport, he rejoins his family: Celine (Julie Delpy) and their young twin daughters Ella and Nina (Jennifer and Charlotte Prior). As they drive through the austerely beautiful rocky hillsides of Messinia, Jesse and Celine talk—about living so far from Hank, about her career as an environmentalist and hopes for a new job, about the swirl of ancient and modern Greece around them. Jesse hints at wanting to move back to America from their home in Paris, but Celine has done her U.S. time—they lived in New York for a spell—and has no wish to return. Their long history together bubbles between them.

Jesse and Celine first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise (1995), reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset (2004), and now, in Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future.


JULIE DELPY has made a name for herself as an accomplished actress, screenwriter, director, and writer in Europe and the U.S. Delpy co-wrote and stars in her most recent film, Before Midnight, which premiered in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a follow up to its successful predecessors, Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), which earned Delpy an Oscar nomination for co-writing with Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater.

Prior to that, in 2012 Delpy wrote, directed and starred in 2 Days in New Yorka follow up to her critically acclaimed 2007 film, 2 Days in Paris. The latter was made independently in Paris, and after rave reviews in Berlin, received global distribution.

Since the tender age of 14, Delpy has worked with some of the world’s most esteemed and intellectual directors, including Jean-Luc Godard for Detective, Agneiszka Holland for Europa Europa, Krzysztof Kieslowski for the trilogy Trois Couleurs, and Roger Avary for Killing Zoe as the lead opposite Eric Stoltz. Her list of directors is as versatile as her talents and films. Other film credits include Bertrand Tavernier’s The Passion of Beatrice, Carlos Saura’s The Dark Night, and Voker Schlondorff’s Voyager.

Delpy has continued to transition seamlessly from acting, composing, writing and directing, with memorable film roles such as: Focus Features’ Broken Flowers starring alongside Bill Murray, which was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch; and 2009’s The Countesswhich Delpy also composed, wrote and directed. She also won the director’s prize at San Sebastian film festival for her film The Skylab in 2011.

Delpy’s affinity for acting, which she attributes to her parents, both of whom are actors, is what inspired her to begin directing. In 1997, Julie made her directorial debut with the short film Blah Blah Blah, which was shown at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.

Delpy truly enjoys immersing herself in the creative process and looks forward to contributing in all aspects of future projects. She currently resides in Los Angeles and Paris. She is fluent in French, English and Italian.