The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep

DVD - 2007
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A playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvey brain of Stephane, an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life. Unable to find the secret to his neighbor's heart while awake, he searches for the answer in his dreams.
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 2007.
ISBN: 9781419848490
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Scien
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Oct 16, 2019

I wasn't sure what to expect but it wasn't this. Lots of swearing and nudity and just plain stupidity. Very confusing the way it mixed French and English Some of the special effects were kind of cool but it was nothing more than a big mess.

kevfarley May 23, 2014

Gimmicy, soapy, and silly. Put me to sleep.

Feb 14, 2014

A crazy but well done enjoyable movie - rather french. Be ready for the unusual. Love Charlotte Gainsburg

Jan 14, 2012

The animation in this movie is extra-ordinary. It is a pleasure to see movies that are made using cloth and dreams and animated machines. Not that I have any kind of issue with CGI--I feel that it too has its place in the evolution of cinema.
Having said that, I have to say that I find the subject matter and the script very bizarre and it seemed to work. I loved the ending.
It is also a comment on illusion and madness and separating the illusions from reality. That was sad also.
When I try to look at it as a series of neutral events then I have a better time of it. It is a very fine line though.

Dec 29, 2010

It's an interesting movie, but different. If you like Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg it's worth to see. But be prepeared! It's not just comedy or just romantic movie.
Somebody just doesn't want to live in real life. Or we don't want to change the reality?....

Aug 10, 2010

"The Science of Sleep (2006)
Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal), an aspiring artist, returns home after the death of his father. Dealing with his grief, mundane job, and burgeoning attraction to his neighbour (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Stephane also suffers from the inability to distinguish between his sleeping and waking life. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michael Gondry creates another visually witty and technically ingenious film that explores the instability of desire, relationships, and consciousness itself. Lori Walter will facilitate the discussion after the film."

From for the Saturday, August 14, 2010 1:30 pm EPL showing.

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Dec 29, 2010

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dmdavidove Aug 29, 2011

Second, or even third, viewing. Amusing, kinky, tongue-in-cheek escapades of a young man (Gael Garcia Bernal) science-fiction and fantasy dominate. The interpersonal interactions are largely comical, successfully so. I rather like the film but think 2 (or even 3) viewings ought to be enough. . . But, who knows?!


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Dec 29, 2010

Sexual Content: Scene of nudity


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