Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Sun 10 April 2005 // 19:00

(Michel Gondry / 2004 / USA / 108mins / cert 15)
(Sunday 10th/ 7pm & 9pm / £4/3)

Another chance to catch this brilliant, funny, touching sleeper hit.
Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION) curveballs another sweet and inventive urban fantasy into our keenly expectant hands. Joel (Jim Carrey) is a depressed self loather who falls for truely flirty Clementine. When it all goes pearshaped a year later, they both end up having the memory of the relationship (and heartbreak) erased by way of 'science' in a
characteristicly low-tech procedure (akin to the simplicity to the portal in BEING JM).

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION) again delivers another slice of life but not as we know it, and Uber hip director Michel Gondry (pop direction for Bjork, Cibbo Matto, Radiohead and White Stripes) get loose with kenetic focusing and moody lighting, and the supporting cast is a bumper crop of grade-A talent (including Tom Wilkinson and Kirstin Dunst). It prompts us to get happily sad yet never regretfull about those we have loved and those we have lost. Expect narrative freefall, characters from the past we don't know, and dreamy symbolism supreme.