The Science Of Sleep

The Science Of Sleep

The Science Of Sleep
Gleefully released from those silly film conventions screenwriters adhere to, brilliant 'cinemagician' Michel Gondry directs his own script. Gondry's visual appeal stems from the low-fi demands put upon his fantastical effects. Using in-camera trickery rather than CGI, his worlds are tactile and immediately engaging. What you're guaranteed is something heartfelt, original & eye-popping. Watch the trailer.

Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal) moves back in with his French mom after the death of his father. Distraught, he starts a job as a graphic designer that is more photocopying than creation. Overwhelmed by his "reality" world, his dreams sharpen and intensify: Soon, his soaring dream life intercedes with his everyday world.
105 minsFranceIn English & French, with English subtitles
ComedyDrama
Director:
Michel Gondry ('Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party', and various video clips by Bjork, White Stripes, Massive Attack)
Writer:
Michel Gondry
Cast:
Gael Garcia BernalCharlotte GainsbourgAlain ChabatMiou-Miou

The Science Of Sleep / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A whimsical, irrepressibly creative and playfully childlike confection, has all the visual excitement of the director's previous work... No doubt highly personal and yet as effervescent as sparkling water, this fanciful dive into the imaginative world of an insecure young man, and his haphazard attempts to establish a connection with a female neighbor...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

So while The Science of Sleep may not, in the end, be terribly deep, it is undoubtedly -- and deeply -- refreshing...

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Those who make a point of seeing this on the basis of director Michel Gondry's previous quite brilliant Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are likely to be disappointed...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

It's not likely you'll see a film more visually exhilarating until, well, Gondry's next...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A kaleidoscopic concoction of novel images, this synaptic cinematic is a wild visual phantasmaria. In short, it's a textural mindblower and a lot of fun...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The Science of Sleep truly has to be seen to be believed....

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It suffers occasionally from self-consciousness and over-indulgence in its own oddity, but Gondry’s grasp of emotion and visuals is enchanting. Even if he seems several sandwiches short of a picnic...

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