Michel Gondry  

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"French director Michel Gondry is noted for his inventive visual style and distinctive manipulation of mise en scène. HIs interactive environment the Home Movie Factory provides all the backdrops and props to make your own fiction films"--Sholem Stein

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Michel Gondry (born 8 May 1963) is a French director, screenwriter, and producer noted for his inventive visual style and distinctive manipulation of mise en scène. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as one of the writers of the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a film he also directed.

His other films include the surrealistic science fantasy comedy The Science of Sleep (2006), the comedy Be Kind Rewind (2008), the superhero action comedy The Green Hornet (2011), the drama The We and the I (2012), and the romantic science fantasy tragedy Mood Indigo (2013).

He is well known for his music video collaborations with Daft Punk, Donald Fagen, Radiohead, Björk, Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Kylie Minogue, IDLES, and The White Stripes.



Narrative films

Short films

  • L'expedition fatale (1986)
  • Jazzmosphère (1987)
  • My Brother's 24th Birthday (1988)
  • Vingt p'tites tours (1989)
  • La lettre (1998)
  • One Day... (2001)
  • Pecan Pie (2003)
  • I've Been Twelve Forever (2003)
  • Ossamuch! – Kishu & Co. (2004)
  • Tiny (2004)
  • Three Dead People (2004)
  • Drumb and Drumber (2004)
  • Michel Gondry Solves a Rubik's Cube with his Nose (2007)
  • Tokyo!: Interior Design (2008)
  • Haircut Mouse (2013)


Other releases

Music videos



Is it just me or was Michel Gondry’s (The Science of Sleep, 2006) clip of French house music outfit Daft Punk’s 1997 single ‘Around the World’ really inspired (bandaged/mummified ladies) by the work of ‘medical artist’ Romain Slocombe?

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