The Science of Sleep
WHAT: The Science of Sleep
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 7pm - 10pm
WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007
PRICE: Free admission – registration required
ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.
Perfectly encapsulating Michel Gondry’s wildly creative visual style, The Science of Sleep dips in and out of the vivid dreams of the protagonist: Stéphane Miroux. As Stéphane’s imagination interferes with his ability to interact with the material world, he develops a complex relationship with Stephanie, his neighbor and fellow artistic soul. Jealousy, despair, love, and confusion characterize the movie’s multi-layered plot and the relationships of its characters.
In The Science of Sleep, Gondry shows his childlike yet sophisticated cinematic style as the story revolves around infantile imagination and the world of adults. The distinction between fantasy and reality gradually disappears as the film progresses, intertwining the world of dreams with reality as Stéphane navigates his social and work life through a surreally imaginative lens.