Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Share the Love: Valentine’s Day Special | 20th Anniversary Screening
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
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.
Drinks Provided by
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders and vigilantes trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to a battlefield.
Black History Month: Short Film Showcase
The four short films in this program range from humorous dark comedy to sombre drama. These films explore existential crises, beauty standards and daring ambitions in the lives of the protagonists.