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The Science of Sleep

Michel Gondry

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Stéphane entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Stéphane, a talented young artist from Mexico returns to his French mother in Paris and begins to fall in love with his neighbour, but the course of true love does never run smooth. As the story unfolds the film illustrates beautifully the workings of his fertile imagination in a manner which would do credit to Terry Gilliam but also owes something to the 'The Magic Roundabout'. The plotline may perhaps lead to a romance but it's the surreal view of the inside of the hero's head which arrests one's attention and makes this a memorable film.

Main cast : Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Miou-Miou
Festivals :

UCMF Film Music Award, Cannes Film Festival, France (2007)

Best Visual Design, Chlotrudis Awards (2007)

Best Independent, Golden Trailer Awards (2007)

Best European Film, Gopo Awards, Romania (2007)

Best Special Effects, Italian Online Movie Awards (2007)

Audience Award, Paris Cinema, France (2007)

Audience Award, Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival (2007)

Best Artistic Contribution, European Film Awards (2006)


Michel Gondry Feature Films The Science of Sleep


Gael García BernalStéphane Miroux
Charlotte GainsbourgStéphanie
Alain ChabatGuy
Miou-MiouChristine Miroux
Pierre VaneckMonsieur Pouchet
Emma de CaunesZoé
Aurélia PetitMartine
Sacha BourdoSerge
Stéphane MetzgerSylvain
Alain de MoyencourtGérard as Decourt Moyen
Inigo LezziMonsieur Persinnet
Yvette PetitIvana
Jean-Michel BernardPiano-playing Policeman
Eric MariottoPoliceman
Bertrand DelpierrePrésentateur JT
DistributionGaumont International


Nominated for the Best Actor, Chlotrudis Awards (2007) Nominated for the Best Supporting Actress, Chlotrudis Awards (2007) Nominated for the Best Film, Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival (2007) Nominated, World Soundtrack Awards (2007) Nominated for the SLFCA Award, St. Louis Film Critics Association, US (2006)