The Science of Sleep

La Science des rêves

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Michael Gondry, 2006, 105min, 35mm
With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alain Chabat, Sacha Bourdo, Emma de Caunes, Miou-Miou
In English, French, Spanish with English subtitles

When a piano tumbles down a spiral staircase in Paris, Stéphane, a starry-eyed Mexican inventor, comes face-to-face with his neighbor Stéphanie. While Stéphanie is convinced Stéphane is romantically interested in her best friend Zoe, the young inventor soon invites Stéphane to plunge into his dreams.

With his whimsical combination of offbeat humor, nostalgia, and childlike inventiveness, maverick director Michel Gondry finds a new way to tell a love story, while Charlotte Gainsbourg and Gael Garcia Bernal’s subtle performances infuse his quirky tale with heart.