by Natalie Liechti in New Events on Tuesday 13 March 2007

Where would we be without Michel Gondry’s delightfully childlike vision and playful interpretations of the world and its occupants? The Science of Sleep, Gondry’s latest contribution to celluloid encapsulates all this and so much more. Toiling away in a job he hates, Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal) pines for his neighbour, Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Escaping into his dreams, Stephane’s perception of reality takes a decidedly absurd turn when it all begins to collide. Logic and reason fly out the door as cardboard cities spring up, giant hands impede work productivity and his mind is a filmed television chat show. It’s quirky, it’s inspiring and it’s pure Gondry. Released May 10th in Australia, or elsewhere in the world it’s on DVD. [view trailer]