The Science of Sleep


Friday 11th September 2015
Llangollen Town Hall, Castle Street, Llangollen

To celebrate 150 years since the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we bring you an evening of entertainment blurring the boundary between fantasy and reality.

An exciting selection of short films
Main feature: The Science of Sleep

Quality refreshments!
A licensed bar!
Psychedelic music by the likes of Syd Barrett, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Donovan, Can, Traffic, Dr Strangely Strange, Gong, The Free Design, The Incredible String Band and many more, courtesy of our very own DJ Bill the Lizard.

The Science of Sleep

Director: Michel Gondry
Year: 2006
Certificate: 15 (some strong language)
Running time: 1 hour 44 min
Language: mainly English (English sub-titles for the occasional French / Spanish parts)

Inventive Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry takes a surreal trip through the mind of an introverted but wildly creative man whose attempts to balance his colourful dreams with his stark reality are complicated by the arrival of a beautiful woman into his life.

“Gondry always manages to maintain a childlike wonder in the magic of creating a moving image, and never is it more evident than in this film.”
The Times

“The Science Of Sleep is truly a delight at times, a startlingly original piece of work that’s not as accessible as Eternal Sunshine but is every bit as magnificent when in full flow.”

“More amazing work from Gondry. If you’re interested in a basic narrative, look away; if you prize inventive filmmaking, don’t miss it.”