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.