15
1hr 48mins

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Michel Gondry's playfully philosophical and wildly imaginative sci-fi romance follows the unravelling of a relationship, as Clementine (Kate Winslet) has boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) erased from her memory.

This film screens as part of our Valentyneside season.

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Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Valentyneside
Michel Gondry
15
Drama/Fiction
Strong language
English

Heartbroken after discovering that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has undergone a procedure to have her memories of him and their volatile relationship permanently erased, Joel (Jim Carrey) contacts the inventor of the treatment at the aptly named Lacuna clinic and decides to follow suit. As Joel watches his memories of Clementine progressively disappear he realises how important she is to him and begins to resist the procedure, dragging her with him from memory to memory in search of a hiding place in the deepest recesses of his mind.

With inimitable direction from visionary filmmaker Michel Gondry, an ingenious screenplay from cerebral master Charlie Kaufman and an all-star ensemble cast including Kirsten Dunst (Interview with the Vampire, Melancholia, The Beguiled), Elijah Wood (Sin City, Lord of the Rings), and the late, great Tom Wilkinson (The Full Monty, Shakespeare in Love), it’s clear to see how Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has managed to find a permanent place in so many of our hearts – and memories…