Winter is Dark: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
"Why remember a destructive love affair?" When softspoken Joel (Jim Carrey) meets the free-spirited Clementine (Kate Winslet) on a suburban train, the two are immediately and inextricably drawn to each other. Little do they know — they've already dated. After a particularly harsh break-up, the couple hired mysterious company Lacuna, Inc. to erase all their memories of each other. What follows is an exhilarating and entirely unpredictable flashback into Joel's mind as he undergoes the erasure procedure and is forced to abandon a love now passed.
Why You Should See This Film
Joyous and heartbreaking in equal measure, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an utterly unconventional romantic comedy — as turbulent as a real life love affair. From mind-bending writer/director team Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry, this Academy Award-winning film broaches the topics of mental health, fractured realities and looping logic with magnetic and fascinating energy.
Winter is Dark: A Gin & Film Festival
To celebrate the darker side of the seasons, join our friends at Four Pillars Gin for Winter is Dark: A Gin & Film Festival. Throughout the month of August, we're bringing you a program of dark cult films covering the genres of comedy (Harold & Maude, Fargo), romance (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Only Lovers Left Alive), drama (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Force Majeure) and horror (The Exorcist, The Thing). And of course, every week gets a Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktail to match.
- Year: 2004
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Michel Gondry
- Cast: Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst
- Duration: 108 minutes
- Language: English