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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Share the Love: Valentine’s Day Special | 20th Anniversary Screening

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Get 2-for-1 tickets for this screening. Add two Adult 19+ tickets to your basket and your second will be free.

A movie that combines laughter and melancholy, nostalgia and hope. It’s a movie about how you never forget your first love, unless you have a mad scientist with a fluky homemade gadget to help you out. It’s also about how desire and loss are inseparable, and about how the yearning to clean the slate and start over is just another case of eternal recurrence.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a wintry pop song of a film, one you want to play on repeat with a cast in top form. In addition to the startlingly credible Jim Carrey and the irresistibly orange-haired Kate Winslet as lovers, it has Kirsten Dunst and Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Ruffalo. Charlie Kaufman’s writing has the perfect equipoise of cynicism and sensitivity, and finds a perfect correlative in the director Michel Gondry’s whimsical ingenuity. The only thing better than seeing it again would be wiping it from your memory and rediscovering it for the first time.

AO Scott, The 25 Best Movies of the 21st Century, New York Times


Valentine’s Offer:

Treat your loved one (and yourself!) to a bottled cocktail from Nicelife for just $9 each (regular price $11). At the check-out, select the add-on option to add the drink.

Two flavours will be available to pick from when you arrive at VIFF Centre: Blood Orange, Vanilla Cardamom & Vodka or Gin & Grapefruit Juice.


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Michel Gondry


Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood

Country of Origin






108 min

Book Tickets

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Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth


Ellen Kuras


Valdís Óskarsdóttir

Original Music

Jon Brion

Production Design

Dan Leigh

Art Director

David Stein

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