The Science of Sleep

  • Dir: Michel Gondry

  • France/Italy, 2006, English/French/Spanish, 105mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Following his Oscar win with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gondry returned to France to write and direct one of his most memorable films showcasing his whimsical, childlike sensibility and inventively low-fi, DIY aesthetic. After his father’s death, Stéphane moves into his childhood home and begins working at a wacky calendar publishing, while falling in love with his neighbor Stéphanie. An oddball inventor, Stéphane shares his many gadgets with Stéphanie even as dreams intrude upon reality and he begins having trouble telling them apart from waking life. Gondry’s romance develops in unexpected ways, humourous and poignant in equal measure.

European Film Awards: European Production Designer


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