Michel Gondry Regis Dialogue with Jonathan Rosenbaum (2011)
Art and film come together easily in the vividly imaginative mind of Michel Gondry. His sets become sculptures in which his characters appear to live in the three-dimensional style of his photographs—melding art forms to accommodate the vast world of his dreams. Eschewing computer-generated effects for in-the-moment naturalism, Gondry often utilizes everyday materials to create his whimsical film worlds. His playful, adventurous explorations of the psychology of memory and dreams are influenced by Luis Buñuel and Jean Vigo, and he uses fantastical imagery to plumb our deepest feelings and the intersection between dreams and reality. Gondry and film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum discuss his distinctive career in cinema, illustrated by clips from his films.