Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Director: Michel Gondry Run Time: 108 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2004
Starring: Elijah Wood, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo
Country: United States
About the film:
Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
About the filmmaker:
Originally known for commercial and music videos, Michel Gondry directed ‘Drugstore’ for Levi’s, one of the most awarded commercial of all time. His music video for Björk, ‘Human Behaviour’, won practically every existing music video award. He has collaborated with Daft Punk, The White Stripes, The Rolling Stones, Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and many more.
Hollywood became interested in Gondry’s work and he directed his first feature, Human Nature (2001), which was shown at the 2001 Cannes Festival. That film allowed him to direct Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), for which he collaborated with writer Charlie Kaufman. The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Gondry has since directed deeply personal movies including The Science of Sleep (2006) and Be Kind, Rewind (2008).See our upcoming films